Religion Matters

The Contemporary Relevance of Religion

  • Paul Babie
  • Rick Sarre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rick Sarre, Paul Babie
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sciences

  4. Health Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
  5. Social Sciences

  6. Humanities

About this book


This book draws together leaders in science, the health sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences to investigate the role of religion, its meaning and relevance, for their area of specialization. It provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the way in which religion operates within the modern, neo-liberal world. 

The book approaches the topic by way of a critical engagement between religion, broadly defined, and the individual disciplines in which each of the contributors is expert. Rather than simply taking the dogmatic position that religion offers something to every possible discipline, each of the chapters in this collection addresses the question: is there something that religion can offer to the discipline in question? That is the value of the book – it takes a truly critical stance on the place of religion in contemporary society.


religion and science religion and society religion and education neo-liberalism secularism religion and law religion and health sciences religion and the humanities religion and social sciences Christianity Judaism Hinduism Buddhism Islam Sikhism

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Babie
    • 1
  • Rick Sarre
    • 2
  1. 1.Adelaide Law SchoolThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of LawUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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