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Begun in 2003, Theology and Science draws its academic strength from the background of over twenty years of CTNS development, the expertise of hundreds of scientists and theologians from around the world who have participated in CTNS research programs, as well as a cadre of more than 50 editors on the Editorial Advisory Board. From physics and cosmology to evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience and the environmental sciences, Theology and Science engages scientific discourse in dialogue with both Christian and multi-religious perspectives. With these affiliations, the journal provides a critical and comprehensive collection of articles and reviews that promote the creative mutual interaction between the natural sciences and theology. CTNS members receive both the printed and on-line versions of this outstanding journal.



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Editorial Policy

Theology and Science is the scholarly journal of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and is published by Routledge. The primary editorial goal of Theology and Science is to publish critically reviewed articles that promote the creative mutual interaction between the natural sciences and theology. While the journal assumes the integrity of each domain, its primary aim is to explore this interaction in terms of the implications of the natural sciences for constructive research in philosophical and systematic theology, the philosophical and theological elements within and underlying theoretical research in the natural sciences, and the relations and interactions between theological and scientific methodologies. The secondary editorial goal is to monitor and critically assess debates and controversies arising in the broader field of science and religion. Thus, Theology and Science investigates, analyzes, and reports on issues as they arise with the intention of prompting further academic discussion of them.

The central scientific focus of Theology and Science is on developments in physics, cosmology, evolutionary biology, and genetics, with additional topics in the neurosciences, the environmental sciences, and mathematics. With regard to the theological task, Theology and Science engages in both Christian and multi-religious reflection. The Christian theological agenda focuses on the various doctrinal loci of systematic theology. The multi-religious agenda attends primarily to theological issues arising from the engagement between the sciences and religious traditions such as Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and native spiritualities. This approach reflects the editors' assumption that theology, as intellectual reflection upon one's religious tradition, should begin by expressing the fundamental commitments and worldview of a specific religious understanding, and that dialogue with science can best be pursued when such a religious understanding is given self-critical expression.

Attention is also given to research into the historical relationship between science and religion, along with research into the broader relationship between the philosophy of science and the philosophy of religion. Research in the social sciences and in the humanities is invited to complement these primary foci when it offers needed connections between scientific theories and theology. This may also involve the resources of such disciplines as anthropology, cultural studies, historical theology, and metaphysics.

This editorial policy is formulated with the guiding confidence that a serious dialogue between science and theology will lead to a variety of new and progressive research programs, and that these in turn will yield new insights, deeper understanding, and new knowledge at the frontiers of science and religion.

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Instructions for Authors and Book Reviewers

Instructions for Authors and Book Reviewers

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Copyright Agreement for Journal Authors

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Editorial Staff

Ted Peters (Editor), Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA, USA

Robert John Russell (Editor), Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science at the GTU, and Founder and Director of CTNS, Berkeley, CA, USA

Joshua Moritz (Managing Editor), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA

Alan Weissenbacher (Book Review Editor), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA



Editorial Advisory Board for Theology and Science


Francisco Ayala, Biology, University of California at Irvine, USA

John Barrow, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, UK

Christian Berg, Environmental Ethics, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Joseph Bracken, S. J., Theology (emeritus), Xavier University, USA

John H. Brooke, History of Science, Oxford University, UK

Warren Brown, Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Frank Budenholzer, Chemistry, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Philip Clayton, Philosophy, Claremont Graduate School, USA

Terrence Deacon, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Celia Deane-Drummond, Theology, University of Notre Dame, USA

Lindon Eaves, Genetics, University of Virginia Medical School, USA

George Ellis, Cosmology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Carl Feit, Biology, Yeshiva University, USA

Owen Gingerich, Astronomy, Harvard University, USA

Joel Green, New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA

Niels Gregersen, Systematic Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

John Haught, Systematic Theology, Georgetown University, USA

Philip Hefner, Systematic Theology (emeritus), Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA

Noreen Herzfeld, Computer Science, St. John's University, USA

Marty Hewlett, Molecular and Cellular Biology (emeritus), University of Arizona, USA

Nancy Howell, Theology, Saint Paul School of Theology, USA

Antje Jackelén, Systematic Theology, Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden

Malcolm Jeeves, Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Karen Lebacqz, Bioethics, Pacific School of Religion, USA

Sallie McFague, Theology, Vancouver School of Theology, Canada

George Murphy, Physics and Theology, St. Paul 's Episcopal Church, USA

Nancey Murphy, Philosophical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Richard Payne, Buddhology, Graduate Theological Union, USA

Ann Pederson, Theology, Augustana College, USA

Greg Peterson, Philosophy and Religion, South Dakota State University, USA

John Polkinghorne, Physics and Theology, Cambridge University, UK

V. V. Raman, Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

W. Mark Richardson, President, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, USA

Holmes Rolston III, Philosophy, Colorado State University, USA

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Systematic Theology (emeritus), Pacific School of Religion, USA

Michael Ruse, Philosophy of Biology, Florida State University, USA

Jeffrey Schloss, Biology, Westmont College, USA

Michael Spezio, Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology, USA

Wentzel van Huyssteen, Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

Howard J. Van Till, Physics (emeritus), Calvin College, USA

Fraser Watts, Psychology and Theology, Cambridge University, UK

Kirk Wegter-McNelly, Systematic Theology, Union College, USA

Wesley J. Wildman, Mathematics and Theology, Boston University, USA

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