Graduate Theological Union

Robert Russell

Robert RussellGraduate Theological Union
Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
Ian Barbour Professor of Theology and Science
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1981

PhD in Physics, University of California at Santa Cruz
MA, MDiv, Pacific School of Religion

Phone: 510/848-8152


Research Interests

  • Methodology in Theology and Science
  • Doctrine of Creation and Modern Scientific Cosmology
  • Non-Interventionist Divine Action and Quantum Mechanics
  • Suffering in Nature / Natural Theodicy
  • Resurrection, Eschatology and Big Bang Cosmology


Selected Publications

  • Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction, University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
  • Cosmology, Evolution and Resurrection Hope, Pandora Press, 2006.
  • "Quantum Physics and the Theology of Non-Interventionist Objective Divine Action," Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, 2006.
  • "Science and Spirituality," Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.             
  • "Natural theodicy in an evolutionary context: the need for an eschatology of new creation," Theodicy and Eschatology, Australian Theological Forum Press; 2005.
  • Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and His Legacy," Robert John Russell, ed, Ashgate Publications, 2004.