a1 Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow
A major aspect of the concern that brings us together in a newly founded and established Institute of Religion and Theology in Great Britain and Ireland is the organisation and management of knowledge and research within our field. During the past generation there has been an explosive growth of knowledge. Unfortunately this has not been accompanied by a corresponding growth in human brain capacity. This has given rise to new problems in the organisation and management of knowledge. The computer has helped, but mainly in the area of the quantifiable and the aggregation and arrangement of brute facts.
1 A lecture delivered at the first annual meeting of the Institute of Religion and Theology of Great Britain and Ireland, the President, Professor H. D. Lewis in the Chair. Inquiries about this Institute may be addressed to the Assistant General Secretary, the Rev. Ian Calvert, Forton Rectory, Newport, Shropshire.