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George Murphy

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George L. Murphy is a theistic evolutionist with a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins and a M.Div. from Wartburg Seminary. He is currently a pastoral associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio. He is teaching and does research at Luther College, The University of Western Australia, and Westminster College. In 1995, he won the Templeton award for science-religion course development and he is listed in the "Who's Who in Theology and Science". He professional organizations include: The American Physical Society, The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, and the American Scientific Affiliation.[1]

Dr. George L. Murphy
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1361 West Market St.
Akron OH 44313



  • The Trademark of God (Morehouse-Barlow, Wilton CT, 1986)
  • Cosmic Witness (with LaVonne Althouse and Russell Willis) (CSS, Lima OH, 1996)
  • Toward a Christian View of a Scientific World (CSS, Lima OH, 2000)
  • The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross (Trinity Press International, Harrisburg PA, 2003)
  • Pulpit Science Fiction (CSS, Lima OH, 2005)

Theology Papers

  • "A Theological Argument for Evolution" (Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 38, 19, 1986)
  • "Quantum Theory and Resurrection Reality" (CTNS Bulletin 11, 25, 1991)
  • "Time, Thermodynamics, and Theology" (Zygon 26, 359, 1991)
  • "Does the Trinity Play Dice?" (Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 51, 19, 1999)
  • “Intelligent Design as a Theological Problem” (Covalence IV.2, 1, 2002)

Physics papers

  • "Energy and Momentum from the Palatini Formalism" (International Journal of Theoretical Physics 29, 1003, 1990)
  • "Einstein + Bohr + Newton = Quantum Cosmology" (The Physics Teacher 35, 480, 1997)
  • "Can the Universe Recycle?" (International Journal of Theoretical Physics 37, 1327, 1998)
  • “A Model of Cosmological Matter” (Physics Essays 15, 230, 2002)

Responses to Murphy's assertions