Philip Clayton holds a PhD in both philosophy and religious
studies from Yale University. He has taught at Haverford College,
Williams College, and the California State University, and has just been named
to the Ingraham Chair at the Claremont School of Theology. Clayton has
been guest professor at the Divinity School, Harvard University, Humboldt
Professor at the University of Munich, and Senior Fulbright Professor, also at
the University of Munich. He is a past winner of the
Templeton Book Prize for best monograph in the field of science and religion
and a winner of the first annual Templeton Research Prize.
Clayton is the author of The Problem of God in Modern
Thought (Eerdmans, 2000), God and Contemporary Science (Edinburgh
University Press, 1997); Explanation from Physics to Theology: An Essay in
Rationality and Religion (Yale University Press, 1989; German edition, Rationalität
und Religion, 1992); and Das Gottesproblem, vol. 1: Gott und
Unendlichkeit in der neuzeitlichen Philosophie (Schöningh Verlag,
1996). He has edited and translated several other volumes and published
some 40 articles in the philosophy of science, ethics, and the worlds
religious traditions. His current research interest lies in developing a
theology of emergence, to be published next year as The Emergence of Spirit.
Clayton is currently Principal Investigator of the Science
and the Spiritual Quest project (SSQ) at the Center for Theology and the
Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California. SSQ has brought together over
100 top scientists from around the world to explore the connections between
science, ethics, religion and spirituality. The SSQ Berkeley conference
in 1998 received close to 100 million media impressions and was featured on the
cover of Newsweek. Other major public events (past or future)
sponsored by SSQ include: Silicon Valley, Harvard University, the UNESCO
World Headquarters in Paris, Granada, Bangalore, and Tokyo.
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