Leonard Hummel

Visiting Scholarlhummel@ltsg.edu

Rev. Dr. Leonard Hummel is the Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Supervised Clinical Ministry at Gettysburg Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he is a graduate of Haverford College, Yale Divinity School, and Boston University (Ph. D. in Religious and Theological Studies). He comes to the Zygon Center with a broad range of interests in science and religion including the study of (1) cancer as a disease of evolutionary development, (2) the integration of science and religion in theological education. Hummel has frequently published in Zygon including, “By Its Fruits? Mystical and Visionary States of Consciousness Occasioned by Entheogens” and “George Murphy’s Chiasmic Cosmology: As If God Were Not Given.” With Zygon Center Associate Director, Gayle Woloschak, he is the co-author of the forthcoming book, “Chance, Necessity, Love: A Practical Theology of Cancer and Evolution. (Cascade Press).” Currently, he is serving as the Project Director of Gettysburg Seminary grant project, “Science for Seminaries: Core, Competencies, and Connections,” awarded by the American Academy of Science. He served on the Task Force on Genetics of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has been the principal investigator for grants awarded on science and religion research by the Louisville Institute, the Association of Theological Schools, the Metanexus Foundation and Wabash Center for Teaching Theology and Religion—and served as the Templeton Foundation funded Visiting Scholar at HealthCare Chaplaincy Inc.