Science plays an influential role in contemporary thinking, both through the content of its actual discoveries and through its style of evidence-based thinking. If religion is to retain credibility, it must find a voice that is audible in this intellectual setting. It is no wonder, therefore, that today vigorous activity is taking place across the science and religion frontier. However, the attempt to integrate these two great aspects of human enquiry is not just a current concern, for it has had a long history.