The Concept of God and the Method of Science

Peter’s Ph.D. dissertation, completed in 1971, showed how one could develop a scientific theology.  Following Henry Nelson Wieman, he offers an operational definition of “God” as “creative process.”


Dancing with the Sacred: Excerpts

Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 40: 631-666 (2005).


Human Salvation in an Evolutionary Word: An Exploration in Christian Naturalism

Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 47: 843-869 (2012)

Slides and lecture based on this article:


A Christian Naturalism: Developing the Thinking of Gordon Kaufman.

Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 48: 578–591 (2013)


Wisdom in Ancient and Contemporary Naturalism

Paper for “Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization”

Claremont, CA June 4-7, 2015