An Introductory Religion and Science
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