Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Resources related to today’s seminar on Faith In An Age of Science.
I’m working on making the notes web-friendly. In the meantime you can see or join in a discussion begun yesterday on one of the talk topics, Sean Carroll’s claim on the Discover Magazine blog that religion is incompatible with science.
Historical Perspective (Non-Technical)
- Book: Rodney Stark, For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led To Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery, Chapter 2
- Internet Page: David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers, Beyond War and Peace: A Reappraisal of the Encounter between Christianity and Science
Philosophical Perspective (Somewhat Technical)
- Book: J.P. Moreland, Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Investigation. Baker Book House, 1989.
- Internet Page: William Lane Craig, What is the Relation Between Science and Religion?
- Alvin Plantinga, Science and Religion: Why Does the Debate Continue? (Plantinga is regarded as one of the world’s most important living philosophers. He’s also a remarkably clear and entertaining speaker.)
Quoted in the talk
- Lawrence Krauss, at Wall Street Journal, “God and Science Don’t Mix“
- Robert Pennock quote available here. I obtained it from Bradley Monton, Seeking God In Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, pre-press review copy, page 64.
- Quotes from Sean Carroll at Discover Magazine Blog, “Science and Religion Are Not Compatible” (I blogged a response to this on July 11.)
- Dennis Danielson, “Copernicus and the Tale of the Pale Blue Dot“
- Quotes from Jaki and Dales Thomas E. Woods, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, page 93. The Dales quote can also be found here.
- On the Scopes trial: Bayard Taylor, The Late Great Ape Debate.
- (Note that some of these references are provided without further comment, simply as a service to those who took the seminar and may want to track down the sources I used.)
Next Week’s Guest Speaker:
- David Heddle, “Science and Faith At War?” This is the first post in a series. To continue in the series, click the link for “Newer Post” at the bottom of each page; keep clicking “Newer” at the bottom to work past any posts not related to this topic
Finally, here is a partial list of great scientists who believed in God–though I don’t think Einstein belongs on this list. He said things at times that hinted that he was a believer, but overall it does not appear to be the case that he was.
This is the essential list. An extended list of resources is also available.
Cross-posted at Seaford Baptist Blog