In recent years, many of us have become very familiar with the public debates surrounding science and religion. These debates often surface in the midst of compelling, controversial moral quandaries faced by communities struggling with the limits of scientific authority. The place of evolution in public education, human interventions at the beginning and end of life, the role of prayer in healing, and environmental crises in the face of diminishing natural resources are only a few of the contemporary topics that bring religious and scientific views into sharp relief and a shared frame of reference.