Religions and the Human Spirit

Star of David, Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta

Coptic Cross, Cairo Mosque, Cairo Buddha, Carlos Museum, Atlanta Durga, Carlos Museum, Atlanta


Contemplative Studies

Religion, Society
& the Arts


Religion and Science



Debates over stem-cell research, evolution, genetic engineering, and abortion often mark sharp divides within religious traditions. They also reveal the interplay and overlap – not only the distance – between diverse ways of religious and scientific knowing. Emory is peculiarly poised to mount an initiative in Religion and Science to explore this interplay, given the exceptional resources it already has in place to advance cutting-edge research and teaching in the areas of human cognition and emotion through neuroscience, pharmacology, cognitive psychology, biopsychiatry and related fields in relation to the cognitive and practical study of religion, including the care of souls across religious traditions.

This initiative also sheds light on the legislative, regulatory and institutional implications of the interplay between science and religion by mobilizing Emory’s unusual resources in law, public theology and social ethics, public health, social-scientific policy analysis, and the study of modern states in comparative perspective.

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Arri Eisen
David Lynn

Post-Doc Fellow

Gillian Hue



Jim Wynn,; 404-727-6722



Department of Religion
Graduate Division of Religion
School of Theology
Emory College
Emory College Program in Science and Society
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
School of Public Health
School of Medicine
School of Law
Center for Ethics
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322