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Cosmology From Alpha to Omega:
The Creative Mutual Interaction of Theology and Science

by Robert John Russell

Fortress Press has released its latest title in the Theology and the Sciences Series, Cosmology From Alpha to Omega .
Topics covered:

  • The contingency of creation
  • The Anthropic Principle
  • Infinity
  • Creation and the Big Bang
  • Divine Action
  • Theistic Evolution
  • Entropy and Evil
  • Theodicy
  • Resurrection

Ian Barbour, in the book's Foreword says that Russell's "contributions to the dialogue between science and religion… are extraordinary and enduring.” Dr. Russell is so versed in contemporary science as to offer original insights with credibility for both fields. Among Dr. Russell's many important publications are six influential volumes that he edited for the joint Vatican Observatory series on scientific and theological perspectives on divine action.

Russell takes theology and science beyond mere dialogue into genuinely new relations: "creative mutual interaction” in these chapters. The theological topics range from God, creation, suffering in nature, and the theological significance of life in the universe to an eschatology involving the transformation of the universe into the new creation based on the bodily Resurrection of Jesus. Scientific topics include the Big Bang, inflation and quantum cosmologies, relativity, quantum mechanics, molecular and evolutionary biology, exobiology, and the modern mathematics of infinity. (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2008) ISBN: 9780800662738.
Bob Russell
Robert John Russell is Founder and Director of The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and The Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  He is a leading researcher and spokesperson for the growing international body of theologians and scientists committed to a positive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between these fields.


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