Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.

The Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science 2012 will feature Celia Deane-Drummond. It is being held March 23–25, 2012, at in Goshen, Indiana. Registration for the conference will begin in January at www.goshen.edu/religionscience.

Dr. Deane-Drummond has recently become a professor of theology at neighboring University of Notre Dame, but is a well known academic in the religion and science dialogue. (She taught previously in the U.K.)

She has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading and Letcombe Research Station at Oxford University. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Vancover, Canada and the biophysics group at Cambridge and has served as a lecturer at Durham University. She later began to focus on theology, graduating with a Ph.D. in theology at Manchester University.

She has served as chair in Theology and the Biological Sciences at Chester College, Deane-Drummond is well published with more than thirty articles appearing in science journals during here scientific career and has continued to be active in research, particularly in relation science to theology. Her books include A Handbook in Theology and Ecology (1996) and Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology (2000).

At last year’s Goshen Conference, the links between evolution and Christianity were discussed by Owen Gingerich at the Eleventh annual conference. In a series of three lectures, Gingerich unpacked the issues that much of Christianity has had over the years with Darwin’s theory of evolution. Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard University, Gingerich’s latest work will be featured as a chapter in the anthology, The Missing Link: A Symposium on Darwin’s Creation-Evolution Solution. It was edited by Roy Verghese.

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