Author: Dr David Gosling (Fitzwilliam 1963)
Dr David L. Gosling, Life Member and the first Spalding Fellow of Clare Hall, is the author of a new book titled Science and Development in Thai and South Asian Buddhism (Routledge, 2020). The book considers the role of Thai Buddhist religious people in development within Thailand. It discusses how Thai Buddhism has evolved philosophically and in its organisation to allow this, examines various examples of Buddhist people's engagement in development projects, and assesses how the situation is likely to unfold going forward. In addition, the book considers the relationship between science and religion in Thai Buddhism and also some aspects of the parallel situation in Sri Lanka.