Science and Religion
The European enlightenment has championed the idea that we live in a secular age. From a global point of view, however, only few people believe that such an understanding is correct nowadays. Indeed, it is one of the major misconceptions of the scientific-technological civilization, that scientific progress would be followed by a decline of the belief in God. The reality is different. Religious world views shape the conditions of private lives; they establish public expectations and sometimes skepticism towards the sciences. The tension between religion and science is not overcome by the Enlightenment. Instead, it has reached a new level due to immense scientific progress. How do we deal with this tension between religion and science?