In 1981 Robert John Russell founded what would become the leading center of research at the interface of science and religion, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Throughout its twenty-five year history, CTNS under Russell's leadership has continued to guide and further the dialogue between science and theology. Russell has been an articulate spokesperson in calling for "creative mutual interaction" between the two fields. God's Action in Nature's World brings together sixteen internationally-recognized scholars to assess Robert Russell's impact on the discipline of science and religion. Focusing on three areas of Russell's work - methodology, cosmology, and divine action in quantum physics - this book celebrates Robert John Russell's contribution to the interdisciplinary engagement between the natural sciences and theology.
Ted Peters is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA. Nathan Hallanger is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, USA.
'... the book contains many excellent and stimulating articles by well-known authorities... This book is a useful contribution, and a deserved tribute to Bob Russell.' Science Secretariat of Pax Romany ’... this book (which contains a complete list of Russell's publications) is a must for scholars and libraries with an interest in these important themes.’ Theological Book Review ’... a stimulating and challenging book... It is not simply an examination of the work of one important participant in the current science-religion debate, but also - perhaps unintentionally - a fascinating introduction to that debate as a whole.’ Science & Christian Belief