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Science for Ministry

Science for Ministry Institute

Instructor Profiles

John R. Bowlin

John R. Bowlin is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Associate Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary where he teaches courses in Christian ethics and moral theology. He is the author of Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas’s Ethics (Cambridge, 1999) and On Tolerance and Forbearance: Moral Inquiries Natural and Supernatural (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).

Angela N. H. Creager

Angela N. H. Creager is a Professor of History at Princeton University, where since 1994 she has taught courses on the history of science. She graduated from Rice University with a double major in biochemistry and English, completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and trained as a historian of science at Harvard University and MIT. She is the author of The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930-1965 (2002), and is currently completing a book about the effects of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s radioisotope distribution program on biological and medical research after World War II.

Chip Dobbs-Allsopp

Chip Dobbs-Allsopp is an Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. His research and teaching interests include Hebrew poetry (especially Lamentations, Song of Songs, Psalms), integration of literary and historical methods of interpretation, postmodern thought and theology, Semitic languages and linguistics, and comparative study of Old Testament literature within its ancient Near Eastern context. He is currently at work on a monograph-length study of biblical poetry, provisionally entitled, Beyond Parallelism: Line, Rhythm, and the Reading of Biblical Poetry (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

Andrea Hollingsworth

Andrea Hollingsworth is a Ph.D candidate and Lecturer in Constructive Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She is co-author of The Holy Spirit (with F. LeRon Shults), the latest book in Eerdmans’ “Guides to Theology” series. Presently she serves as Co-chair of the Religion and Science Reading Group at Loyola University Chicago and Co-chair of the Hyde Park Religion and Science Society—the student group of Zygon Center for Religion and Science.

Richard Osmer

Richard Osmer is the Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. His interests include the teaching ministry of congregations, practical theology, and interdisciplinary thinking, and his courses cover educational psychology and practical theology, children’s literature in Christian moral education, confirmation and catechism, and the social functions of religion, ethics, and education in theories of modernity and postmodernity. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he chairs the Committee to Write New Catechisms for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Kenneth A. Reynhout

Kenneth A. Reynhout is a Ph.D. candidate in Theology and Science at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he is working on a dissertation on Paul Ricoeur’s importance for interdisciplinary theology. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics, and before coming to Princeton spent a number of years working as a business/technology consultant and a researcher/analyst in both academic and corporate settings. Mr. Reynhout is a Co-Director of the Science for Ministry Institute.

Jennifer Thweatt-Bates

Jennifer Thweatt-Bates holds a B.A. in English Literature from Harding University, an M.A. in Theology from Abilene Christian University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Theology and Science at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her dissertation, "Theological Anthropology and the Posthuman," seeks to construct a theological anthropology in critical dialogue with both the transhumanist movement and cyberfeminism.

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen is the James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, he holds an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the Free University of Amsterdam. His areas of academic interest include theology and science, and religion and scientific epistemology. He delivered the Gifford Lectures in 2004, which were published as Alone in the World: Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology (Eerdmans, 2006). Dr. van Huyssteen is a Co-Director of the Science for Ministry Institute.

Erik P. Wiebe

Erik P. Wiebe currently holds three positions in Evanston, IL, where he lives with his wife, Kate, and three children. Erik is a PhD candidate in Theological Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Research Intern at the Stead Center for Ethics and Values; and Director of Worship and Discipleship Formation at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette. His research and work continually prompt further questions regarding the nature of personhood, the implications of embodied anthropology for moral theology, and the constructive resources of the sciences in ministry.

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