Resources for the seminar on Faith In An Age of Science, specifically covering the historical relationship between science and Christianity.
This is the extended list. I recommend you work your way through what interests you most in the Essential List before you dive into these.
- On the historical relationship between Christianity and science:
- Rodney Stark, For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led To Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery, Chapter 2. Princeton University Press, 2003.*
- Thomas E. Woods, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. Regnery Publishing, 2005.
- Stanley Jaki, The Savior of Science. Eerdmans, 2000.**
- James Hannam, God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science. Icon Books, in press.** (Hannam wrote many of the recommended web links below. His book is due for release soon; you may pre-order it at any time.)
- On the Scopes Trial: Bayard Taylor, The Late Great Ape Debate. Standard Publishing, 2008
- On the philosophical relationship between Christianity and science
- J.P. Moreland, Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Investigation. Baker Book House, 1989.*
- John Lennox: God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Lion UK, 2007.*
- Bradley Monton, Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design. In press, due July 31, 2009. (I’ve had access to an advance review copy. Don’t be put off by his being an atheist—-this book displays an excellent grasp on the topic.)*
- Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicut McGrath. The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine. IVP Books, 2007.
- Various authors. Science: Christian Perspectives for the New Millenium. Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, 1999.
- C.S. Lewis, Miracles. HarperOne, 1947.*
- On the historical relationship between Christianity and science (the scholarship on all of these is excelllent.)
- David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers, Beyond War and Peace: A Reappraisal of the Encounter between Christianity and Science *
- James Hannam, Bede’s Library (History), especially:
- Humphrey on The Galileo Affair, multi-part series (scroll down for Part 1)*
- On the philosophical relationship between Christianity and science (including some shameless self-promotion)
- William Lane Craig, What is the Relation Between Science and Religion?*
- Leadership U, Focus on Science and Religion* (several articles linked there)
- J.P. Moreland, Is Science a Threat or a Help to Faith?
- J.P. Moreland, Scientific Creationism, Science, and Conceptual Problems
- Stephen C. Meyer: The Use and Abuse of Philosophy: A Response to J.P. Moreland (response to the paper linked immediately above)
- Tom Gilson, at BreakPoint, Servants of a Twisted God
- Tom Gilson, at Thinking Christian, Four Puzzlers From Michael Shermer
- Tom Gilson, at Thinking Christian, Case for a Creator: Naturalism and Materialism
- Tom Gilson, at Thinking Christian, Tom Clark and Naturalism series*
- Tom Gilson, at Thinking Christian, Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion? series
Podcasts (Audio and/or Video)
- 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.)
- William Lane Craig, Has Science Made Faith In God Impossible?*
- Dallas Willard, Why Religion and Science Must Conflict, Part 1 and Part 2 (A good talk with a surprising title)
- Phillip Johnson, Can Science Know the Mind of God? The Case Against Naturalism
- Robert Koons, Science and Belief in God (This is a more technical presentation, but I have a personal connection here: Rob was a friend of mine in college, and his wife and I were good friends as far back as high school days.)
- Fritz Schaefer, The Theological Roots of Modern Science*
From 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.
Quoted in the talk: Lawrence Krauss, at Wall Street Journal, God and Science Don’t Mix
Finally, a list of great scientists who believed in God—-though I don’t think Einstein belongs on this list. He said things at times that indicated such a belief, but overall it does not appear to be the case that he did.
‘*Very highly recommended
**Sources recommended to me, which I have not read myself.