Book by Albright, Albright, and Turk


Book by Albright, Albright, and Turk

Interactive World, Interactive God: The Basic Reality of Creative Interaction






CAROL RAUSCH ALBRIGHT has been Executive Editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Her books include Beginning with the End (coedited with Joel Haugen) and The Humanizing Brain (coauthored with James B. Ashbrook).

JOHN R. ALBRIGHT is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Florida State University and Purdue University. He is the coauthor of Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics (with Henry Semat, 5th ed.).

MLADEN TURK holds the Niebuhr Distinguished Chair of Religious Studies at Elmhurst College. His most recent book is Being Religious (Pickwick Publications).



JOSEPH A. BRACKEN,  S.J., Professor Emeritus of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, has specialized in linking the metaphysical scheme of Alfred North Whitehead and classical Roman Catholic doctrine, exploring the proper relation between religion and science. His latest books are Does God Roll Dice? Divine Providence for a World in the Making and  The World in the Trinity:  Open-Ended Systems in Science and Religion.

 MARY GERHART  is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She co-authored Metaphoric Process: The Creation of Scientific and Religious Understandings and New Maps for Old Explorations in Science and Religion. She was Senior Fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago. Her primary recent interest is the work of Hildegard of Bingen.

PHILIP S. GORSKI is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies  at Yale University. His research focuses on religion and politics in Western Europe and North America during the early-modern and modern periods.  He also has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of science social science.  His most recent book is American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.

SANDRA A. HAM is a Senior Statistician in the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago.  Her scholarly work aims to develop a Christian ecosystem theology that is the nexus of old religion and new science.  She believes that ecology, more than any other science, can be shown to facilitate the constructive work of letting authoritative religious texts and traditions guide ethical decisions in a fast-changing society.

PAUL G. HELTNE, an anthropologist, has done field work with both nonhuman and human primates.  He became head of the Chicago Academy of Sciences where he established a program that made the Academy a leading provider of educational enrichments for students and teachers in the Chicago Public Schools.  Heltne headed the establishment of the new Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

MARTINEZ HEWLETT is a molecular virologist, a philosopher, and a novelist, currently serving as Research Scholar and Interim Branch President of the University of New Mexico, Taos. He is founding coordinator of the St. Albert the Great Forum on Theology and the Sciences at the University of Arizona.  With Ted Peters, he authored Evolution: From Creation to New Creation, and Can You Believe in God and Evolution? A Guide for the Perplexed.

TED PETERS is a systematic theologian and ethicist who concentrates on Reformation theology as well as the dialogue between faith and science, and currently works in astrotheology, cosmology, and divine action.  He is Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary/California Lutheran University and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley.  Along with Robert John Russell he co-edits the journal Theology and Science at the Ayala Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.  He is author or co-author of four books and numerous articles in religion and science.

MICHAEL SPEZIO is Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and directs the Laboratory for Inquiry into Valuation and Emotion (LIVE) at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.  He is a visiting scientist at the Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the University Medical Center in Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany and a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ.  His writing includes articles and chapters on virtue science.

GRACE WOLF-CHASE is an Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium, an Associate at the University of Chicago, and an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in Chicago.  She studied star formation at NASA/Ames Research Center and UC Riverside.  Wolf-Chase’s primary research interests include all aspects of the earliest stages of star formation in our Galaxy, about which she publishes prolifically.