Over the last several years we have discussed many books relevant to the issues of science and faith or faith with intellectual integrity. One of the overriding themes of this discussion is a conviction that God and his creation will make sense as we contemplate and consider the questions raised by modern science. It is difficult to find much of the material on the blog, however. This page provides links to the various books and topics and in an organized fashion. It should be noted that some of the material could be listed under multiple headings. For the most part I have avoided doing that and have linked each book or post only under the most appropriate heading. Most of these posts were written by RJS, some by Scot, a few by others.
Click on the links for more information, for short descriptions of the books, and for links to specific posts in each topic.
Books discussed include:
The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins.
Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach by Vern Poythress
The Language of God by Francis Collins
Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith by Daniel Harrell
Theology After Darwin edited by R.J. Berry and Michael Northcott
The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity edited by J. B. Stump and Alan Padgett.
Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life by John Haught
Coming to Peace With Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology by Darrel Falk
The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth by Davis A. Young and Ralph F. Stearley
Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design by Deborah B. and Loren D. Haarsma
Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist by Robert Asher
Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything by Gerald Rau
Test of Faith from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
From the Dust by Satellite Pictures and BioLogos
Books discussed include:
God’s Universe by Owen Gingerich
A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology by Alister McGrath
Quarks, Chaos & Christianity and Belief in God in an Age of Science by John Polkinghorne
Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion by Dean Nelson and Karl Giberson.
Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe by Simon Conway Morris.
Theology in the Context of Science by John C. Polkinghorne.
The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World by Karl Giberson
God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis
Books discussed include:
Intelligent Design Uncensored by Willim Dembski and Jonathan Witt
Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer
Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution by Karl Giberson
Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution edited by John Cobb
Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation edited by Richard H. Robbins and Mark Nathan Cohen.
The Music of Life: Biology Beyond Genes by Denis Noble
Inspiration and Incarnation by Peter Enns
God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship by Kenton Sparks
The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God–Getting Beyond the Bible Wars by N. T. Wright and his revised and expanded book Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today.
The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John Walton
Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution by Denis O. Lamoureux
Science, Creation and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins by Richard F. Carlson and Tremper Longman III.
Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible by John C. Polkinghorne
Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns and Jared Byas
The Seven Pillars of Creation by William P. Brown
The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically & Religiously by Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington
In the Beginning … We Misunderstood by Johnny V. Miller and John M. Soden
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)
Job using two commentaries – Job (The NIV Application Commentary) by John Walton and Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) by Tremper Longman III
A large number of stand alone posts and the following books:
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith compiled by Francis Collins
Christian letters to a post-Christian world (also available under the title The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays), a selection of essays by Dorothy Sayers
Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think by Elaine Howard Ecklund
For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom by Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn.
Doubting by Alister McGrath
Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions by Rachel Held Evans
No specific books here, but a number of posts addressing questions from various people.
The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens and Karl Giberson.
Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line by Jason Rosenhouse.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller
The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox
Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service by Mary Poplin
God is Red by Liao Yiwu
Probably the most significant question for many people. A number of books, articles, and stand alone posts.
The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns
Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care by C. John Collins
Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins by David Livingstone
Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives by Peter Bouteneff
Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology) by Henri Blocher
A number of stand alone posts and books.
Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul by Kevin Corcoran
Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible by Joel B. Green
Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson
Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by by Tim Keller with Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature by Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown
Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience by Malcolm Jeeves
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer.
Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch
Stand alone posts on various questions raised by miracles and naturalism
Stand alone posts looking at various ways the conversation has been and perhaps should be conducted
All other posts on a variety of topics