Science and Christian Belief

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Science and Christian Belief  
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Discipline Philosophy, Religious studies
Language English
Edited by Denis R. Alexander, Rodney D. Holder
Publication details
Paternoster Press (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency 2 times a year (on 15 April and 15 October)
ISSN 0954-4194
LCCN 91643099

Science and Christian Belief is an academic journal published twice yearly[1] by Christians in Science and the Victoria Institute.[2] The journal focuses on the traffic of ideas between science and religion, with particular reference to Christianity.[3] It publishes articles, reviews, and letters relating to the environment, ethics, biology, genetic engineering, physics, cosmology, computer technology, sociology, theology, anthropology, mathematics, and the history and philosophy of science.[3]

Science and Christian Belief started in 1989, with Oliver Barclay and A. Brian Robins as co-editors.[4] The journal is indexed in New Testament Abstracts, Religion Index One: Periodicals, and Religious & Theological Abstracts, and is distributed by EBSCO Publishing as part of Academic Search and other collections.[5] The journal is free to members of Christians in Science.[6]

The Victoria Institute or Philosophical Society of Great Britain published the Journal of the Transactions of The Victoria Institute, which began in 1866; it became Faith and Thought in 1958 and then merged with the (informal) CIS Bulletin to become Science and Christian Belief in 1989.[7][8] In 1990 J.W. Haas stated that "the institute has had little recent influence on the British scene other than through its journal Faith and Thought".[9]

Science and Christian Belief's current editors are Denis R. Alexander, the Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion,[10] and Rodney D. Holder.


  1. ^ World Evangelical Fellowship, Evangelical Review of Theology, Volume 15, p. 191, Paternoster Press (1991), accessed 5 November 2009
  2. ^ "Creation or Evolution: Do We Have To Choose?'", Christian Today, 14 August 2008, accessed 3 November 2009
  3. ^ a b "Science & Christian Belief: About the Journal". Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Haas, Jr., J.W., "Science & Christian Faith in Western Europe: Personal View," PSCF 42 (March 1990): 39–44, accessed 3 November 2009
  5. ^ Ulrich's [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Science & Christian Belief". Christians in Science. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  7. ^ John W. Haas, Jr., with David O. Moberg, Richard Bube,and Wilbur Bullock, "The Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation At 50: Modest Beginnings, Maturing Vision, Continuing Challenges," Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 50 (December 1998): 241–49, accessed 3 November 2009
  8. ^ Faith & Thought (formerly Faith and Thought Newsletter, started in 1985), ISSN 0955-2790, back cover
  9. ^ Haas, Jr., J.W., "Science & Christian Faith in Western Europe: Personal View," PSCF 42 (March 1990): 39–44, accessed 5 November 2009
  10. ^ Bowder, Bill, "Cambridge science don ticks off the teen rebels," Church Times, 7 March 2008, accessed 3 November 2009

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