Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life

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Ted Peters, Martinez Hewlett
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , July
     502 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Andreas Losch forthcoming.


Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life looks at both ends of the telescope: the unfathomable reaches of cosmic space and the excited stirrings within the human psyche. It takes a scientist to explain what we are looking at. It takes a theologian to understand who is doing the looking.

This book's scientific authors update readers on astrobiology's search for extraterrestrial life. Theologians add to the science a theological analysis of the place of space in understanding God's creative work, the prospects of sharing God's creation with extraterrestrial neighbors, and the question of whether one or many incarnations are required for cosmic redemption.

Finally, these scholars lay the foundations for an ethic of space exploration. This book introduces a comprehensive astrotheology with an accompanying astroethic.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ted Peters teaches systematic theology and ethics at the Graduate Theological Union.

Martinez Hewlett is Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona and Adjunct Professor at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union.

Joshua Moritz is Managing Editor of the Journal Theology and Science on behalf of the Francisco J. Ayala Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.

Robert John Russell is Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union.

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