Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén

Bishop of Lund, Sweden

Antje Jackelén is Bishop of the Lund Diocese, Church of Sweden, and Adjunct Professor of systematic theology/religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Born and raised in Westphalia, Germany, she studied theology in Bethel and Tübingen (Germany) and Uppsala (Sweden). In 1980 she was ordained in the Church of Sweden and held positions in parish ministry until 1996. She earned her PhD (Dr. Theol.) from Lund University, Sweden, in 1999. From 1999 to 2001, she was regional director for Europe of the Science and Religion Course Program of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA. From 2001-2007, Dr. Jackelén taught systematic theology and religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and was director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science. She is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) and currently serves as president of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT).

Her publications include books in German, English and Swedish as well as numerous articles in theology and religion-and-science, published in various languages. In 2004, she published The Dialogue between Religion and Science: Challenges and Future Directions, Pandora Press. An English translation of Time and Eternity. The Concept of Time in Church, Science and Theology (published in German by Neukirchener, 2002) came in 2005.