Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science
Zygon’s entire collection of 55 years of articles is available online at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14679744. This puts at your fingertips what is surely the richest library of religion-and-science writing available anywhere. About half of our authors are rooted in the sciences; the other half in the humanities, including philosophy, religious studies, and theology. For more information about becoming an author in Zygon please visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/14679744/homepage/forauthors.html for guidelines.
Statement of Perspective
Traditional religions, which have transmitted wisdom about what is of essential value and ultimate meaning as a guide for human living, were expressed in terms of the best understandings of their times about human nature, society, and the world. Religious expression in our time, however, has not drawn similarly on modern science, which has superseded the ancient forms of understanding. As a result religions have lost credibility in the modern mind. Nevertheless some recent scientific studies of human evolution and development have indicated how long-standing religions have evolved well-winnowed wisdom, still essential for the best life.
Zygon’s hypothesis is that, when long-evolved religious wisdom is yoked with significant, recent scientific discoveries about the world and human nature, there results credible expression of basic meaning, values, and moral convictions that provides valid and effective guidance for enhancing human life. Zygon also publishes manuscripts that are critical of this perspective, as long as such papers contribute to a constructive reflection on scientific knowledge, human values, and existential meaning.
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Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Petersen studied physics and philosophy, obtained doctorate degrees in atmospheric sciences (Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Utrecht University, 1999) and philosophy of science (Doctor of Public Administration – DPA, VU University Amsterdam, 2006), and now also finds disciplinary homes in anthropology, political science and science & religion. He is currently working on his third doctorate (DPhil in Science and Religion) at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Alister McGrath, where he is writing a book on uncertainty in science and religion.Book Review Editor:Mladen Turk, Elmhurst University, USAAssociate Managing Editor:James R. Cook, Wiley, Oxford, UKEditorial Assistant:Lalbiaktluangi Chhakchhuak, Wiley, Chennai, IndiaAssistant Treasurer and Chicago Editorial Office Asssitant: David M. Glover, Zygon Journal of Religion and Science NFP
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