About CTNS

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) is an international program dedicated to the creative mutual interaction of science and religion through research, teaching and public service.

The central scientific focus of CTNS 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, CTNS 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 to theological issues arising from the engagement between the sciences and religious traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

CTNS is a program of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California

CTNS faculty offer GTU courses at the doctoral and seminary levels in order to bring future clergy and faculty to a greater awareness of this important interdisciplinary work. CTNS publishes the refereed quarterly journal Theology and Science in partnership with Taylor and Francis, Routledge. CTNS hosts local forums and conferences to encourage the discussion in the broader San Francisco Bay Area. We invite you to get involved by exploring our website, signing up for the CTNS E-News, giving a financial gift, and becoming a member and receiving Theology and Science in printed and online form. Welcome to the conversation!