Christopher McMahon is associate professor of theology at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Much of his research focuses on the Gospels, Christian doctrine and Catholic theology. He wrote “Imaginative Faith: Apocalyptic Theory, Science Fiction and Theology” in the Journal of Theology Dialogue.
Robert Geraci is a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, where he teaches a course on science fiction, fantasy and religion. He is the author of Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life and Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.
Fuji Lozada is a professor of anthropology and environmental studies at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., where he specializes in Chinese society. He teaches a course titled “Science, Religion and Society.”
Ben Zeller is an associate professor of religion at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. Much of Zeller’s research has been focused on the intersection of religion and science. He is an expert on so-called UFO religions – religions that incorporate beliefs outsiders would consider science fiction – such as Heaven’s Gate, and other […]
Martin Nowak is an evolutionary biologist, a professor of mathematics and biology and director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University. One of his main areas of study is altruism and cooperation. He is co-editor of Evolution, Games and God: The Principle of Cooperation, which examines, in part, cultural transformations such as religion.
Robert Pennock is a professor in the departments of philosophy, computer science and engineering, and ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He has taught courses in the philosophy of biology and technology and another on science and virtue.
Ted Peters is a research professor emeritus in systematic theology and ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and the Graduate Theological Union, all in Berkeley, Calif. He is the author of God in Cosmic History and Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom and is co-editor of the journal Theology […]
Douglas Lauffenburger is a professor in and head of the department of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Lucas Mix is a scientist and an Episcopal priest. He is a researcher at the Ronin Institute at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., where he studies theoretical biology and theological biology. Among his interests is studying the definition of life. He blogs at “Science, Spirit and Scripture” and “An Ecclesiastical Peculiar.”