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Science and Orthodox Christianity

Editor: Efthymios Nicolaïdis
Publishing Manager: Alexander Sterkens
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ISSN 2736-7371

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Religion, Spirituality, Theory of knowledge, Anthropology, Bioethics, Cosmology, Orthodox Christianity, Natural sciences, All over the World, 3rd c. AD - 21st c.

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The research field of Science and Religion studies is rapidly expanding. Specialized institutions have been founded, conferences and other international events are being organized, and there is already an important international bibliography. This bibliography concerns mainly the relations between science and Western Christianity (i.e. Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations), largely neglecting the Eastern Christian tradition. Influential books such as Hedley Brooke's Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (1991), David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers When Science and Christianity Meet (2003), Peter Harrison’s The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (2010) almost completely ignore Eastern Christianity.

In order to fill this gap, two research projects and relevant conferences have recently (from 2012) been organized focusing on the relations of Orthodox Christianity with science and secular knowledge in general: NARSES ( and SOW (Science and Orthodoxy around the World, These projects and the related events have contributed to bring science – Orthodox Christianity studies in the mainstream of science –religion studies, attracting the interest of both scholars from various fields and the wider public. Past conferences have already brought together scholars from the fields of theology, history of science, philosophy, physics, astronomy, biology, psychology, sociology, and have attracted the interest of the Media.

The scope of the series Science and Orthodox Christianity is to present the state-of-the-art Orthodox-science studies and the relevant dialogue. It will profit from the results of SOW project which aims to map the field of the relations between science and Orthodoxy, to organize a series of scholar events such as three international conferences and also to promote public awareness on this field by organizing public lectures in six countries and a relevant media campaign. Based on the three SOW international conferences, scholars with an international editing experience will edit three thematic volumes about Orthodox and science relations. These volumes aspire to constitute the core of a series devoted to the field "Orthodox Christianity and secular knowledge", which will publish a selection of the literature being developed by a promising scholar field.


    Editorial Board:

    John Hedley Brooke (University of Oxford)
    Peter Harrison (University of Queensland)
    Eudoxie Delli (Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Athens)
    Christopher Knight (International Society for Science and Religion)
    Vasilios Makrides (University of Erfurt)
    Alexey Nesteruk (University of Portsmouth)
    Ronald Numbers (University of Wisconsin)
    Alexandar Petrovic (University of Belgrade)
    Alexey Postnikov (Institute of History of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences)
    William Shea (Max Plank Institute for the History of Science)
    Kostas Tampakis (Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation)
    Gayle Woloschak (Northwestern University Chicago)
    Donald Yerxa (Eastern Nazarene College)


    Main Language: English

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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    Submissions should be sent to:
    Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis, National Hellenic Research Foundation / Institute of Historical Research

    Peer review method
    single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist