Nancey Murphy
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Nancey Murphy is professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She received her doctorate in philosophy of science at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to complete a doctorate in theology (Th.D.) at the Graduate Theological Union.

Her first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell, 1990) won the American Academy of Religion award for excellence and a Templeton Prize for outstanding books in science and theology. She has authored six other books, including Anglo-American Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives on Science, Religion, and Ethics (Westview, 1997) and On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics (with G.F.R. Ellis, Fortress, 1996). She has coedited six volumes, including Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature (with Warren Brown and H.N. Malony, Fortress, 1998); and Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (with Robert Russell, Theo Meyering, and Michael Arbib).

Her research interests focus on the role of modern and postmodern philosophy in shaping Christian theology, and on relations between theology and science. She is on the board of directors of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, and former chair of the board. Murphy is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.

selected books

Religion and Science: God, Evolution, and the Soul
(Herald Press, 2002)
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Reasoning and Rhetoric in Religion
(Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2001)
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Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action
(Eds. Arbib, Meyering, Murphy, Russell) (University of Notre Dame Press, 2000)
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Anglo-American Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspective on Science, Religion, and Ethics
(Westview Press, 1997)
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Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and Postmodern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda
(Trinity Press International, 1996)
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Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action
(Eds. Murphy, Peacocke, Russell) (Vatican Observatory Publications, 1996)
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On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology & Ethics
(Eds. Ellis, G., Rayner Ellis, G. F., Murphy) (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1996)
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Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning
(Cornell University Press, 1993)
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articles & interviews

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