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José Manuel Giménez Amaya, Full Professor of the University of Navarra, new member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR).

The multi-confessional Society studies the relationship between Science and Religion and has more than 200 researchers from different disciplines from all over the world.


06 | 07 | 2021

Professor José Manuel Giménez Amaya, Full Professor Anatomy and Embryology and PhD in Philosophy and researcher of the group 'Science, Reason and Faith' (CRYF) of the University, has been elected member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR).

The ISSR pursues, from the research, the fruitful dialogue between Science and Religion, from the perspective of many disciplines. For Professor Giménez Amaya, having been elected a member of the ISSR is "an honour" to join the group of researchers, which includes more than 200 people from different confessions and areas of research from all five continents.

Together with Giménez Amaya, also part of the group is Professor Javier Sánchez Cañizares, director of the group CRYF and researcher of the Institute for Culture and Society of the University, who joined last year. They are two of the four Spanish members of the ISSR.

"For the University of Navarra it is also important because it gives strength to years of work of group Science, Reason and Faith, which has been accredited as an interdisciplinary group of international renown and scope in the study of the relationship between science and religion. The work initiated and developed by Don Mariano Artigas has really forged a group that influences inside and outside the University", says Giménez Amaya. 

The ISSR is made up of great figures of international stature such as Francis Collins, director of the US Institutes of Health; Rowan Williams, who was primate of the Church of England and is now a professor at Cambridge University; Karl Giberson, researcher Canadian, professor in the United States, of the highest level in this dialogue between science and religion; or professors Alister McGrath and Peter Harrison, who have been very important for the development of these programs of study at Oxford University.