Science and Religion

Resource GuideCompiled by Michael Hogue


Barbour, Ian. 1974. Myths, Models, and Paradigms. New York: Harper and Row.

  • Barbour offers a clear explanation of the similarities and differences of myths and scientific models. A good entree 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.

Barbour, Ian. 1997. Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.

  • If you read only one book in this field, read this one.

Barbour, Ian. 2000. When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners? San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.

  • A short entree to the field, sufficient as a brief overview.

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

Davies, Paul. 1992. The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. New York: Simon and Schuster.

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

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

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

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

Lindberg, David C. and Ronald L. Numbers, eds. 2003. When Science and Christianity Meet. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

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

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

Numbers, Ronald L. and David C. Lindberg, eds. 1986. God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science.. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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

Peacocke, Arthur. 1993. Theology for a Scientific Age.. Enlarged edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Peters, Ted, ed. 1989. Cosmos as Creation: Theology and Science in Consonance.. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

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

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

Polkinghorne, John. 1988. Science and Creation: The Search for Understanding.. London: SPCK, 1988.

Rolston, Holmes III. 1987. Science and Religion: A Critical Survey. New York: Random House.

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

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

Russell, Robert John, William R. Stoeger, and Francisco J. Ayala, eds. 1998. Evolutionary and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.. Rome and Berkeley: Vatican Observatory and Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.

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

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

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

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