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Job Kozhamthadam

Job Kozhamthadam

  • Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from The University of Maryland, USA, in 1986.
  • M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from University of Notre Dame, USA, in 1980.
  • M.Sc. in Physics from Patna University in 1972.
  • B.Sc. Honours in Physics from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, Ranchi University, in 1969.
  • B.Ph. (Bachelor of Philosophy) from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, in 1975.
  • B.Th. (Bachelor of Theology) from Vidya Jyoti, Delhi, in 1978.

Science, Technology and Values: Worldviews in Dialogue

Teaching Experience

  • Professor in Philosophy of Science, Cosmology, Hume, Science and Religion and Basic Science from 1986 to the present at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy of Science at Loyola University of Chicago, USA, in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994.


  • The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Notre Dame, U.S.A: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994.
  • (Ed.) Interactions and Interpretation: Philosophical Reflections on Science, Religion, and Hermeneutics in Honour of Fr. De Smet, S.J., and Fr. de Marneffe, S.J. New Delhi: Intercultural Publications, 1997.
  • (Ed.) Contemporary Science and Religion in Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities. Pune: ASSR Publications, 2002.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy and Religion named Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 1994 by Choice Magazine.
  • Member, Indian National Commission for the History of Science, Indian National Science Academy, from 1999 to the present.
  • Deen Tarini Gold Medal for securing the highest marks among all the graduating students of the University of Ranchi in 1969.
  • National Merit Scholarship from the Government of India, 1969-
  • Tuition Scholarship from University of Notre Dame, U.S.A., 1978-1980.
  • Teaching Assistant Scholarship from University of Maryland, College Park, 1980-1986.
  • Inclusion in the 14th Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World.
  • Inclusion in the 26th Edition of Dictionary of International Biography. Debate (1994). 
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AAAS Report on Stem-Cells

AstroTheology: Religious Reflections on Extraterrestrial Life Forms

Agency: Human, Robotic and Divine
Becoming Human: Brain, Mind, Emergence
Big Bang Cosmology and Theology (GHC)
Cosmic Questions Interviews

Cosmos and Creator
Creativity, Spirituality and Computing Technologies
CTNS Content Home
Darwin: A Friend to Religion?
Demystifying Information Technology
Divine Action (GHC)
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E. Coli at the No Free Lunchroom
Engaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: An Adventure in Astro-Ethics
Evangelical Atheism: a response to Richard Dawkins
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Evolution: What Should We Teach Our Children in Our Schools?
Evolution and Providence
Evolution and Creation Survey
Evolution and Theology (GHC)
Evolution, Creation, and Semiotics

The Expelled Controversy
Faith and Reason: An Introduction
Faith in the Future: Religion, Aging, and Healthcare in the 21st Century

Francisco Ayala on Evolution

From Christian Passions to Scientific Emotions
Genetic Engineering and Food

Genetics and Ethics
Genetic Technologies - the Radical Revision of Human Existence and the Natural World

Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics
Getting Mind out of Meat
God and Creation: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Big Bang Cosmology
God, Humanity and the Cosmos: A Textbook in Science and Religion
God the Spirit - and Natural Science
Historical Examples of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)
History of Creationism
Intelligent Design Coming Clean

Issues for the Millennium: Cloning and Genetic Technologies
Jean Vanier of L'Arche
Nano-Technology and Nano-ethics
Natural Science and Christian Theology - A Select Bibliography
Neuroscience and the Soul
Outlines of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)

Perspectives on Evolution

Physics and Theology
Quantum Mechanics and Theology (GHC)
Questions that Shape Our Future
Reductionism (GHC)
Reintroducing Teleology Into Science
Science and Suffering

Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (CTNS/Vatican Series)

Space Exploration and Positive Stewardship

Stem-Cell Debate: Ethical Questions
Stem-Cell Ethics: A Theological Brief

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