Astrotheology, as defined by P.I. Ted Peters is “that branch of theology which provides a critical analysis of the contemporary space sciences combined with an explication of classic doctrines such as creation and Christology for the purpose of constructing a comprehensive and meaningful understanding of our human situation within an astonishingly immense cosmos.” (Astrotheology, Cascade 2018, p.11-12).
This ongoing project seeks to provide that critical analysis in a variety of different ways. Funded in part by a generous gift from Dr. Richard W. Procunier, the first phase of the project celebrated the publication of the major volume, Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life with a book launch in October 2018.
The project thus far has scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, including theologians, biologists, astronomers and astrophysicists, historians of science, philosophers and more. Contributors include: Steven J. Dick; José Funes, SJ; Christopher McKay; Joshua Moritz; Ted Peters; Robert John Russell; Jennifer Wiseman, and more. CTNS is now seeking additional funding to expand the project.