Science & Spirit

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Science & Spirit
Former editors Karl Giberson
Categories Science magazine
Frequency Bimonthly
Founder Kevin Sharpe
Year founded 1989
Final issue 2009
Company John Templeton Foundation (1989-2003)
Heldref Publications (2003-2009)
Country United States
Based in Washington DC
Language English
ISSN 1086-9808

Science & Spirit is a discontinued American bimonthly magazine that covered scientific stories with an eye toward their spiritual implications.

History and profile[edit]

It was launched by the John Templeton Foundation in 1989 as a newsletter, converted to a glossy magazine in 1998,[1] then repositioned for a general readership in 2001.[2] The founding editor was Kevin Sharper.[3] The magazine was published by Science & Spirit Resources, Inc. five times a year during the initial period.[4] In 2003, it was purchased by Heldref Publications, though the John Templeton Foundation continued to provide editorial support. The publication was renamed Search in 2008 before being discontinued in 2009.[5]

Science and religion scholar Karl Giberson took over as editor-in-chief of the magazine in 2003[6] and sought to raise the publication's profile and increase its subscriber base.[7] During his tenure, Science & Spirit was nominated for Utne Independent Press Awards in 2003[8] 2006,[9] and 2007,[10] and its contributors featured notable scholars such as John Horgan,[11] Edward Larson,[12] Alan Lightman[13] Michael Ruse,[14] and E. O. Wilson.[15] However, the John Templeton Foundation chose to discontinue funding the publication after 2006,[16] and Heldref Publications ultimately stopped publishing the magazine in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, George (30 June 1998). "Science and Religion: Bridging the Great Divide". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "John Templeton Foundation Publications". John Templeton Foundation. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Michelle Roth (18 November 2008). "Dr. Kevin Sharpe, Union Institute & University Professor, was Founding Editor of Science and Spirit Magazine". Union Institute. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Science & Spirit Magazine to Hit Bookstores Nationwide". PR Newswire. Orlando. 21 April 1999. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Search". Search. 19 (5). September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Giberson new Editor-in-Chief of Science & Spirit Magazine". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Slajda, Rachel (25 May 2005). "Where Science, Religion Meet". South Shore Insider. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2003,". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2006". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nominees for the 19th Annual Utne Independent Press Awards 2007". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Horgan, John (Mar–Apr 2005). "War or Peace". Science & Spirit. 16 (2): 30–35. 
  12. ^ Larson, Edward (Mar–Apr 2005). "Evolutionary Dissent". Science & Spirit. 16 (2): 48–52. doi:10.3200/sspt.16.2.48-52. 
  13. ^ Lightman, Alan (May–Jun 2006). "Wheels of Fortune". Science & Spirit. 17 (3): 28–33. doi:10.3200/sspt.17.3.28-33. 
  14. ^ Ruse, Michael (Sep–Oct 2005). "America's Evolving Problem". Science & Spirit. 16 (5): 38–41. doi:10.3200/sspt.16.5.38-41. 
  15. ^ Wilson, E. O. (Nov–Dec 2006). "Common Ground". Science & Spirit. 17 (6): 56–60. 
  16. ^ "Science and Spirit Resources". Media Matters. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

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