The first section of this volume contains essays addressing the interface between science and religion, what a dialogue between them might look like, and how they are held together by the author in her own personal testimony regarding her life as an Orthodox Christian and a scientist, her experience in and of the Church, and her plea to allow truth to be heard through a diversity of voices in dialogue together.
The second section tackles bioethical issues, concerning both beginning of life and end of life matters as they currently stand, along with the question of whether technological advances should be restricted or halted.
The third section deals with questions concerning creation and evolution, bringing in also issues of scriptural exegesis and theological curricular.
Finally, the fourth section addresses the question of what is to be human, the role of genetics, and the potential challenges which may face us in the years ahead.
Dr. Gayle Woloschak is trained in biomedical sciences and with a long and eminently distinguished career in molecular biology, radiation biology and Nano-biotechnology (and which included working on various NASA and UN committees relating to radiation), and also holds a D.Min. in Eastern Christian Studies. She has not only taught in her scientific discipline at Northwestern University and elsewhere, but also courses in science and religion, bioethics, and creation at Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago and St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, NY.