Medical Sciences

The Templeton Press is one of the Foundation’s most important means of communication. Since its founding in 1997, it has published 115 titles on subjects including the interconnection of science and religion, spirituality and medicine, character development, and free enterprise. The Press is now increasingly involved with converting its catalogue into audio and e-books, and has begun to post content on its blog, TempletonBookSpark. As associate publisher Laura Barrett says, “Innovations are popping up constantly in our industry, and we’re always on the lookout for those we should pursue.” The Press is exploring the creation of several subject-specific websites and recently launched Spirit-Health Connections, which features content from all of its books on spirituality and health. Among the Press’s more ambitious recent initiatives are two multi-book series: the Templeton Science and Religion Series, edited by theologian Wentzel van Huyssteen and astrophysicist Khalil Chamcham, and the French Science and Religion Series, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary University of Paris. In June 2007, the Press was brought under the auspices of the John Templeton Foundation, further enhancing the resources available to it in terms of people, programs and finances.