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Zygon Announces the Addition of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) to Its Joint Publication Board

As part of the process of incorporating Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, the two original sponsoring organizations of the journal, the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) and the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS), and a new, third sponsoring organization, the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), have agreed in October 2019 to each appoint three members to the journal’s Joint Publication Board. We very much welcome the ISSR to the governance of Zygon!

Welcome …

Welcome to Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Published since 1966, Zygon is dedicated to the manifold interactions between the sciences and human religious and moral convictions. We seek to consider the whole range of the sciences; cosmology and physics, biology and the neurosciences, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. We seek to be open to religious and non-religious perspectives, those rooted in the great traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, but also to religious naturalism, secular humanism, and atheism, both variants at home in the Western world and versions elsewhere on our globe. We cover ideas (theories, theologies) as well as practices. We address ethical issues and analyze the history of the differentiation between science and religion and their subsequent interactions.

This Web site provides an overview of recent issues, with abstracts and keywords of the articles. The full articles themselves are available online through the Web site of our publishing agent, Wiley-Blackwell, as well as through academic libraries worldwide. Since Zygon is available through the on-line subscriptions of well over 3,000 academic libraries and many more via links in the EBSCO database, articles may be available through your university library.

Zygon’s entire collection of 50 years of articles is available online—just click on the Access Back Issues at the top of your screen. This puts at your fingertips what is surely the richest library of religion-and-science writing available anywhere. From there, you may either contact our publishing agent for more information on ordering Zygon or transfer to the site containing all of our content. Here on our own Web site we present thematic selections on important authors such as Ian Barbour, Ursula Goodenough, Arthur Peacocke, James Ashbrook, Loyal Rue and William Rottschaefer; its editors, Ralph Wendell Burhoe, Karl E. Peters, and Philip Hefner; as well as on important topics such as intelligent design, Asian religions and the sciences, techno-secularity and techno-sapiens, the crossing of species boundaries, the cognitive sciences, physics, and spiritual transformations.

About half of our authors are rooted in the sciences; the other half in the humanities, including philosophy, religious studies, and theology. Please consider the Potential Authors tab to your left, for more information about becoming an author in Zygon.

You may also want to click on the “Who We Are” tabs on your left to learn more about whom and what we are and about the fundamental aims of the journal.

Although some of the information on this site will remain constant, we will revise, replace, and create new text and features on a regular basis—so come back. For now, thank you for your visit, stay around, move on to the journal, read, write, and enjoy.


Arthur Petersen, Editor