Philip Clayton holds a PhD in both philosophy and religious
studies from Yale University. He has
taught at Haverford College, Williams College, and the California State
University, and has just been named to the Ingraham Chair at the Claremont
School of Theology. Clayton has been
guest professor at the Divinity School, Harvard University, Humboldt Professor
at the University of Munich, and Senior Fulbright Professor, also at the
University of Munich. He is a
past winner of the Templeton Book Prize for best
monograph in the field of science and religion and a winner of the first annual
Templeton Research Prize.
Clayton is the author of The
Problem of God in Modern Thought (Eerdmans, 2000), God
and Contemporary Science (Edinburgh University Press, 1997); Explanation
from Physics to Theology: An Essay in Rationality and Religion (Yale
University Press, 1989; German edition, Rationalität
und Religion, 1992); and Das
Gottesproblem, vol. 1: Gott und
Unendlichkeit in der neuzeitlichen Philosophie (Schöningh Verlag,
1996). He has edited and translated
several other volumes and published some 40 articles in the philosophy of
science, ethics, and the worlds religious traditions.
His current research interest lies in developing a theology of emergence,
to be published next year as The Emergence of
Clayton is currently Principal Investigator of the Science
and the Spiritual Quest project (SSQ) at the Center for Theology and the
Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California. SSQ
has brought together over 100 top scientists from around the world to explore
the connections between science, ethics, religion and spirituality.
The SSQ Berkeley conference in 1998 received close to 100 million media
impressions and was featured on the cover of Newsweek.
Other major public events (past or future) sponsored by SSQ include:
Silicon Valley, Harvard University, the UNESCO World Headquarters in
Paris, Granada, Bangalore, and Tokyo.
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