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Robert Russell

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Robert J. Russell is a Founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He is also the Ian G. Rarbour Professor of Technology and Science at in Residence at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He represents the growing international body of theologians and scientists concentrated to a positive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between these fields. Dr. Russell has written a lot of articles, and now he is walking on five volume CTNS/Vatican Observatory series on scientific valuations,(Eerdmans, 2002) and made Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and His Legacy (Ashgate, 2004). Dr. Russell recently wrote, Cosmology, Evolution and Resurrection Hope: Theology and Science in Creative Mutual Interaction (Pandora, 9/2006). Dr. Russell win from the PCRS/Templeton Grant for Research and Writing on the Constructive Engagement of Religions and Science for his proposed book, Time in Eternity: Theology and Science in Mutual Interaction. Recently he is Serving as Coeditor of Theology and Science journal, and he is also working as P.I. of STARS: Science and Transcendence Advanced Research Series: "Science and the Quest for Ultimate Reality".

Dr. Russell is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He graduated the University of California and received a Ph.D. in physics, and he also received M.A. in Theology and an M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion. before 1981, he taught physics at Carleton college and science and religion with Ian Barbour. Charlotte is his spouse who is a minister at First Congregational Church at Berkeley.


  • Founder Biography by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences