Join authors Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle for the release of their bookReligion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think (Oxford University Press 2017).

Religion vs. Science is based on a five-year study of religious Americans’ views of science, called the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study. The RUS study surveyed 10,000 Americans about their views on the relationship between religion and science, as well as specific scientific issues such as stem cell research, evolution and creation, science education, and others. The survey was in addition to more than 300 in-person interviews. With so much data to work with, the book reflects on several major themes of the study across a range of disciplines.

Co-authors Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle will give some remarks and additional insights into the book. Pastor Lee Hsia of Houston’s First Baptist Church and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses will moderate the conversation and provide unique perspectives on the book’s content.

This event is sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program with support from the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University. The event will be held in the Kyle Morrow Room of Fondren Library on Rice University’s campus from 7:00 to 8:30pm on January 30, 2018. We hope you will join us.