An Introductory Religion and Science Bibliography
Andrew T. Dolan - June 26, 2000

Barbour, Ian.  Myths, Models, and Paradigms.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1974.  Barbour offers a clear explanation of the similarities and differences of myths and scientific models.  A good entrée for those wanting a solid understanding of myths, especially if supplemented by Mircea Eliade’s Patterns in Comparative Religion or The Myth of the Eternal Return.

-----.  Religion and Science:  Historical and Contemporary Issues.  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.  If you read only one book in this field, read this one.

-----.  When Science Meets Religion:  Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 2000.  A short entrée to the field, sufficient as a brief overview.

Davies, Paul.  God and the New Physics.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1983.

-----.  The Mind of God:  The Scientific Basis for a Rational World.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Dawkins, Richard.  The Blind Watchmaker:  Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design.  New York:  Norton, 1987.

Gould, Stephen Jay.  Rocks of Ages:  Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life.  New York:  Ballantine, 1999.

Haught, John F.  Science and Religion:  From Conflict to Conversation.  Mahwah, NJ:  Paulist, 1995.

Hefner, Philip.  The Human Factor:  Evolution, Culture, and Religion.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 1993.

Murphy, Nancey, and George Ellis.  On the Moral Nature of the Universe:  Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 1996.

Numbers, Ronald L.  The Creationists.  New York:  Knopf, 1992.

----- and David C. Lindberg, eds.  God and Nature.  University of California Press, 1986.

Peacocke, Arthur, ed.  The Sciences and Theology in the Twentieth Century.  Notre Dame:  University of Notre Dame Press, 1981.

-----.  Theology for a Scientific Age.  Enlarged ed.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 1993.

Peters, Ted, ed.  Cosmos as Creation.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 1989.

-----.  Playing God?  Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom.  New York and London:  Routledge, 1997.

Polkinghorne, John.  One World:  The Interaction of Science and Theology and Creation.  Princeton:  Princeton UP, 1987.

-----.  Science and Creation.  London:  SPCK, 1988.

Rolston III, Holmes.  Genes, Genesis, and God:  Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History.  Cambridge:  Cambridge UP, 1999.

-----.  Science and Religion:  A Critical Survey.  New York:  Random House, 1987.

Russell, Robert John, Nancey Murphy, and Arthur R. Peacocke, eds.  Chaos and Complexity:  Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.  Rome:  Vatican Observatory, and Berkeley:  Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1995.

Russell, Robert John, et al., eds.  Evolutionary and Molecular Biology:  Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.  Rome:  Vatican Observatory, and Berkeley:  Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1998.

Russell, Robert John, William R. Stoeger, S.J., and George V. Coyne, S.J., eds.  John Paul II on Science and Religion:  Reflections on the New View from Rome.  Rome:  Vatican Observatory, 1990.

Weinberg, Steven.  Dreams of a Final Theory.  New York:  Pantheon, 1992.

-----.  The First Three Minutes.  New York:  Basic Books, 1977.

Periodicals:  Zygon; Science & Spirit; Theological Studies