“Science take things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things
together to see what they mean.”
Jonathan Sacks argues vigorously for the complementary nature of science
and religion, ranging widely through history and philosophy to prove
that both are necessary if we are to understand the human condition.
Drawing comparisons from different cultures and delving deep into the
history of language and of Western civilization, Sacks shows that the current battle between science and religion is based on a false dichotomy. Faith has always played a valuable part in human culture, inspiring people to moral greatness and enabling them to build communities where individuals are cherished and loving kindness is practised.