KARL E. PETERS, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

ADDRESS: 30 Barn Door Hills Road PHONE: (860) 653-3754

Granby, CT  06035 FAX: (860) 653-2641

E-Mail: [email protected]



Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin 1957-61, Philosophy and English, B.A. magna cum laude.

McCormick  Seminary, Chicago 1961-64, Systematic Theology, M.Div. cum laude.

University of Tübingen, Germany 1964-65.

Columbia University, New York 1965-71, Philosophy of Religion, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  “The Concept of God and the Method of Science: An Exploration of the Possibility of  Scientific Theology.  Supervisor: Daniel Day Williams



Union Seminary, New York, New York, Tutor 1967-68

Seton Hall U., South Orange, New Jersey, Lecturer Fall 69

Union Seminary, New York, New York, Lecturer 1970-72

St. John’s U., Staten Island, New York Adjunct Asst. Prof. 1971-72

William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Visiting  Asst. Prof. 1972-73

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida Assistant Professor 1973-76

Associate Professor 1976-83

Professor 1983-01

Professor Emeritus 2001-

Zygon:  Journal of Religion and Science Editor 1979-89, Co-Editor, Zygon 1990-2009

University of Hartford Adjunct Professor 1997-03

Hartford Seminary Adjunct Professor 1998

Meadville/Lombard Theological School Adjunct Professor 2003-06



Introductory Undergraduate: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Near Eastern Religions, Far Eastern Religions, History of Christian Thought, Issues in Science and Religion.

Advanced Undergraduate: Asian Philosophy, Buddhist Dialogue with Jews and Christians, Environmental Ethics, Contemporary Religious Thought and the Environment, Evolution and Creation, Religious and Philosophical Issues in Medicine.

Graduate: Nature-Humanity-God: An Introduction to Religion in a Scientific Age (Rollins College MLS program, Hartford Seminary), Creation-Evolution, the Sacred, and Creative Living (Meadville/Lombard Theological School, Chicago).



As Editor-In-Chief of Zygon from 1979-89 I set policy for the kinds of materials to be published (under the supervision of a Publication Board).  I evaluated all manuscripts and book reviews by scholars from various fields, suggested major and minor revisions, and made the final decisions about what should and should not be published.  I also had the final responsibility and oversight for all activities for marketing the journal, maintaining subscription lists, and providing fulfillment services to subscribers.  Further, I did regular fund raising and assisted officers of Rollins College in obtaining grants for the journal.  Finally, I wrote 24 editorials setting the context and integrating the work of authors in theme issues of the journal.

As Co-Editor from 1990-2009 I had responsibility for overseeing the business affairs of Zygon, for fund raising, and for advising the Editor-in-Chief, Philip Hefner, on matters of policy and finance.



Academic Objectives Committee 1974-77, Chair 1975-77.

College  Senate 1975-77, 1979-81. Council of the Senate 1975-76.

Presidential Search  Committee 1977-78.

Educational Policy Committee 1979-81, Library Subcommittee, Chair 1979-81.

Dean of  the College Search Committee, Chair 1982-83.

Campus Life Committee, 1986-89.

Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department 1988-90, 1996-97.

Curriculum Committee 1990-91.

Professional Standards Committee 1993.



Academy of Religion 1971-, Co-chair of Theology and Science Consultation 1986-87, Co-chair of Theology and Science Group 1988-93.

Institute on Religion in an Age of Science 1972-, Member of governing Council 1973-91,92-2002, 2004-, Vice President 1974-79, Treasurer 1979-84, Vice President for Religion, 1992-95, President 1996-99, Past President 1999-2002 (Ex officio Member of the Council and the Executive Committee), Vice President for Conferences 2004-10. Honorary Vice-President 2001- .

American Association for the Advancement of  Science 1975-78, 1980-89, 1996-.

Religious Studies Review, Editorial Advisor 1980-89.

Templeton Foundation Advisory Committee for the Templeton  Prize 1981-87.

Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Associate 1988-, Board of Governors 1990-2000.

Highlands Institute for American Religious Thought 1990-, Board of Directors 1992-95.

Association for Case Teaching 1995-2002, Board of Directors 1996-99.

International Society for Science and Religion (charter member) 2002-

Center for Advanced Study in Science and Religion 1989-, President 2002-

Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science, Board of Directors 2002-04, Academic Board 2004-09


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