The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)
is a Christian
religious organization of scientists and people in science-related disciplines. The stated purpose is "to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science." The organization publishes a journal, Perspectives of Science and Christian Faith
which covers topics related to Christian faith and science from a Christian viewpoint.
Members of the American Scientific Affiliation are from various movements
, such as evangelicalism
, and represent several Christian denominations
including the Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists and the Orthodox.
The organization frequently runs seminars
at many universities in the world, such as Baylor University
, the University of Cambridge
, and The Catholic University of America
The ASA was formed in 1941 by Christian scientists, who were concerned about the quality of Christian evangelism on the subject of religion and science
. It was the idea of Irwin A. Moon, who talked Moody Bible Institute
president William H. Houghton
into inviting a number of scientists of known orthodox Christian views to Chicago to discuss its formation. Those who attended were F. Alton Everest
, Peter W. Stoner
, Russell D. Sturgis, John P. VanHaitsma, and Irving A. Cowperthwaite, and the ASA was formed from this meeting.
Everest, a conservative Baptist electrical engineer
at Oregon State College
was its president for its first decade. Under his leadership the... Read More