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    Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Robert J. Russell, Nancey C. Murphy & C. J. Isham (eds.) - 1993 - Vatican Observatory.
    This collection of research papers explores the implications of quantum cosmology and the status of the laws of nature for theological and philosophical issues regarding God's action in the world. The main goal is to contribute to constructive theology as it engages current research in the natural sciences, and to investigate the philosophical and theological elements in ongoing theoretical research in the natural sciences.
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    Physics, philosophy, and theology: a common quest for understanding.Robert J. Russell, William R. Stoeger & George V. Coyne (eds.) - 1988 - Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press [distributor].
  3. Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy & Arthur R. Peacocke - 1996 - Religious Studies 32 (4):519-521.
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    Cosmology from alpha to omega.Robert John Russell - 1994 - Zygon 29 (4):557-577.
    This paper focuses on four passages in the journey of the universe from beginning to end: its origin in the Big Bang, the production of heavy elements in first generation stars, the buzzing symphony of life on earth, and the distant future of the cosmos. As a physicist and a Christian theologian, I will ask how each of these passages casts light on the deepest questions of existence and our relation to God, and in turn how these questions are being (...)
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  5. Divine action and quantum mechanics : a fresh assessment.Robert John Russell - 2009 - In Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.), Philosophy, Science and Divine Action. Brill.
     
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    Neuroscience and the person: scientific perspectives on divine action.Robert J. Russell (ed.) - 1999 - Berkeley (USA): Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.
    This collection of 21 essays explores the creative interaction among the cognitive neurosciences, philosophy, and theology. It is the result of an international research conference co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley.
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    Southgate's compound only‐way evolutionary theodicy: Deep appreciation and further directions.Robert John Russell - 2018 - Zygon 53 (3):711-726.
    Christopher Southgate offers a remarkable evolutionary theodicy that includes six affirmations and arguments; together they form a unique and very persuasive proposal which he terms a “compound evolutionary theodicy.” Here I summarize the arguments and offer critical reflections on them for further development, with an emphasis on the ambiguity in the goodness of creation; the role of thermodynamics in evolutionary biology; the challenge of horrendous evil in nature; and the theological response to theodicy in terms of eschatology, with its own (...)
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    Quantum Physics and the Theology of Non-Interventionist Objective Divine Action.Robert John Russell - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 579-595.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001712257; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 579-595.; Language(s): English; General Note: Bibliography: p 594-595.; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    Cosmology from alpha to omega: Response to reviews.Robert John Russell - 2010 - Zygon 45 (1):237-250.
    I gratefully acknowledge and respond here to four reviews of my recent book, Cosmology from Alpha to Omega. Nancey Murphy stresses the importance of showing consistency between Christian theology and natural science through a detailed examination of my recent model of their creative interaction. She suggests how this model can be enhanced by adopting Alasdair MacIntyre's understanding of tradition in order to adjudicate between competing ways of incorporating science into a wider worldview. She urges the inclusion of ethics in my (...)
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    Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress.Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy & William R. Stoeger (eds.) - 2008 - Vatican Observatory Fnd Ndup.
    __Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress_ _is a collection of thirteen essays assessing the scholarly contributions to the _Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action_ series, which is comprised of five volumes resulting from international research conferences co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences between 1991 and 2000. The overarching goal of the series is to advance the engagement of constructive theology with the natural sciences with special attention to the (...)
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    God and Infinity: Theological Insights from Cantor's Mathematics.Robert John Russell - 2011 - In Michał Heller & W. H. Woodin (eds.), Infinity: New Research Frontiers. Cambridge University Press.
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    Entropy and evil.Robert John Russell - 1984 - Zygon 19 (4):449-468.
    This paper explores a possible relationship between entropy and evil in terms of metaphor. After presenting the various meanings of entropy in classical thermodynamics and statical mechanics, and the Augustinian and Irenaean theodicies, several similarities and dissimilarities between entropy and evil are described. Underlying the concepts of evil and entropy is the assumption that time has a direction. After examining the scientific basis for this assumption, it is hypothesized that, if evil is real in nature, entropy is what one would (...)
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    The Relevance of Tillich for the Theology and Science Dialogue.Robert John Russell - 2001 - Zygon 36 (2):269-308.
    This paper explores the relevance of the theology of Paul Tillich for the contemporary dialogue with the natural sciences. The focus is on his Systematic Theology, volume I. First I discuss the general relevance of Tillich's methodology (namely, the method of correlation) for that dialogue, stressing that a genuine dialogue requires cognitive input from both sides and that both sides find “value added” according to their own criteria (or what I call the method of “mutual creative interaction”). Then I move (...)
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    Philosophy, science and divine action.Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.) - 2009 - Boston: Brill.
    This book introduces and showcases contributions from leading international scholars on the topic of "divine action" in the world, with special attention on the ...
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    Contingency in physics and cosmology: A critique of the theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg.Robert John Russell - 1988 - Zygon 23 (1):23-43.
    The concept of contingency serves to bridge the doctrine of creation and natural science in Wolfhart Pannenberg's theology. My paper first analyzes the relation of creatio ex nihilo and creatio continua. Next I suggest three categories of contingency: global, local, and nomological. Under each category I assess Pannenberg's use of physics, cosmology, and philosophy of science. Although I agree with Pannenberg's emphasis on continuous creation and on the role of science in renewing the doctrine of creation, I argue for a (...)
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  16. Chaos: A mathematical introduction with philosophical reflections.Wesley J. Wildman & Robert John Russell - 1995 - In R. J. Russell, N. Murphy & A. R. Peacocke (eds.), Chaos and Complexity. Vatican Observatory Publications.
     
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  17. Religion and the theories of science: A response to Barbour.Robert John Russell - 1996 - Zygon 31 (1):29-41.
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    Eschatology and scientific cosmology: From deadlock to interaction.Robert John Russell - 2012 - Zygon 47 (4):997-1014.
    Among the many scholarly surveys of historical and contemporary approaches to Christian eschatology, few treat the relation between eschatology and scientific cosmology. It is the purpose of this essay to do so. I begin with a brief summary of the importance of eschatology to contemporary Christian theology. Next, an overview is given of scientific cosmology, its earlier scenarios for the cosmic far future of “freeze or fry,” and, more recently the discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. These (...)
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    The Human Genome Project: what questions does it raise for theology and ethics?Ted F. Peters & Robert J. Russell - 1991 - Midwest Medical Ethics: A Publication of the Midwest Bioethics Center 8 (1):12-17.
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    A flowing time interpretation of special relativity via an inhomogeneous tense‐as‐relational ontology: A comment on saulson.Robert John Russell - 2021 - Zygon 56 (4):943-945.
    Zygon®, Volume 56, Issue 4, Page 943-945, December 2021.
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    Assessing Tillich's Theology for the Dialogue between Theology and Science.Robert John Russell - 2012 - International Yearbook for Tillich Research 7 (1).
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    Cosmology: Evidence for God or Partner for Theology?Robert John Russell - 1994 - In John Templeton (ed.), Evidence of Purpose: Scientists Discover the Creator. Continuum.
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    Polanyi’s Enduring Gift to “Theology and Science”.Robert John Russell - 2008 - Tradition and Discovery 35 (3):40-47.
    This essay is a brief assessment of the lasting impact of Michael Polanyi’s thought on the growing interdisciplinary field of “theology and science.” I note representative examples in the writing of Ian Barbour, Thomas Torrance, John Polkinghorne, Arthur Peacocke and John Haught, showing how Polanyi’s “personal knowledge,” as well as some other Polanyian themes, have been recognized and accepted.
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    The physics of David Bohm and its relevance to philosophy and theology.Robert John Russell - 1985 - Zygon 20 (2):135-158.
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    The theological-scientific vision of Arthur Peacocke.Robert John Russell - 1991 - Zygon 26 (4):505-517.