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Book Launch to Celebrate Festschrift

On April 1, CTNS and the Graduate Theological Union will co-host an event to discuss and celebrate Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and His Legacy edited by CTNS founder and director, Robert John Russell. We have just learned that Ian Barbour is now able to attend the festivities.

GTU Dean, Dr. Arthur Holder will open the evening and editor Robert Russell will give a brief introduction. The panel discussion will involve Dr. Ted Peters and will include faculty of the Graduate Theological Union, including Drs. George Greiner, Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, Carol Jacobson and contributors to the book. Festschrift Honoree, Ian G. Barbour will be invited to offer comments as well.

Following the panel discussion a light reception will be served. GTU and CTNS members and friends are invited to attend.

RSVPs are helpful but are not required.

Friday, April 1, 2005
7:30 pm
Badè Museum on the campus of
The Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, California

For campus location, click here.
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For more information, contact CTNS at 510-848-8152 or via email.

Introduction, Robert John Russell 
A personal odyssey, Ian G. Barbour

Barbour's scientific contributions
Ian G. Barbour's contributions as a scientist, Carl York

Barbour's contributions to methodology 
Ian Barbour's methodological breakthrough: creating the 'bridge' between science and theology, Robert John Russell
Barbour's way(s) of relating science and theology, Christian Berg
Critical realism and other realisms, Niels Henrik Gregersen
Religion, theology, and the philosophy of science: an appreciation of the work of Ian Barbour, Nancey Murphy

Barbour's contributions to theological and ethical issues
A. God and nature: 
Barbour's panentheistic metaphysic, Philip Clayton
B. Physics and cosmology: 
What is 'the universe' which cosmology studies?, William R. Stoeger, S. J.
Barbour's assessment of the philosophical and theological implications of physics and cosmology, Robert John Russell
C. Evolution, anthropology and neuroscience:
Case studies in Barbour's integrative model: liberal Anglo-Catholicism in the 1920s, W. Mark Richardson
DNA, Darwin, and doxology: a contemporary conversation between biology and faith, Martinez J. Hewlett
Selfish Genes and Loving Persons, Ted Peters
D. Technology and the environment: 
Technology requires ethical decisions, Roger L. Shinn
Ethics, technology, and the environment, Judith N. Scoville
"Environment/ethics' and 'science/religion': converging streams in Barbour's work, Christopher Southgate

Theological perspectives on Barbour's work
A. Process theology: 
God and physics in the thought of Ian Barbour, John B. Cobb, Jr. 
Barbour in process: contributions to process theology, Ernest Simmons 
B. Roman Catholic theology: 
Catholicism and Ian Barbour on Theology and Science, Anne M. Clifford 
'Seeing the Universe': Ian Barbour and Teilhard de Chardin, John M. Haught 
C. Buddhist theology: 
A reflection on Buddhist-Christian dialogue with the natural sciences, Paul O. Ingram 
Barbour, Buddhism, Bohm, and beyond, Jensine Andresen

Published works of Ian Graeme Barbour, Christian Berg 


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