For the Scholarly and Pastoral Use of my Students
Erskine Theological Seminary
Due West, South Carolina
Selected for a broad range of readings, views, and opinions
(not all are endorsed by the editor or the faculty/administrationNo of Erskine Theological Seminary; the collection is intended for scholarly research in theological studies)
Michael A. Milton, PhD
A Select Bibliography for Faith and Science
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3, King James Version of the Holy Bible).
This bibliography is intended to support your research more than build your library. I have found that this subject has been raised in several of my classes. We should expect such. The relationship of faith and science is at the heart of our everyday lives. Moreover, it will invariably be at the center of much of your parish ministry in the years to come. My goal is to serve you by providing a “starter kit” for reading, research, and consultation.
Much of the material will be available online, but not all. There are some books that most certainly do deserve a full reading. Others deserve a place for reference. Yet, others you should be familiar with as a pastor-scholar engaged in the inevitable, ongoing dialogue about faith and science (or faith and reason, a nuanced and, thus, different bibliography that will both include and exclude some of these entries).
In some cases, the bibliographic reference does not have a journal article or other source. This occasionally occurs whenever an academic produces a paper that was originally unpublished but becomes a “common received text.” It, then, gets quoted as secondary material, without a reference to the primary source.
I do not endorse each of the views and opinions of these books. Indeed, I disagree with several of my selections quite emphatically. Yet, our differences must not prevent us from reading “the other side.” To disagree with that which you have not read is both lacking in the scholarship we would hope for a minister of the Gospel and, quite frankly, in my opinion, give rise the reasonable charge of “being disrespectful.” Surely, this was neither the method of St. Paul, the Fathers, nor the Reformers.
I must also add that this list is no way reflects an endorsement by my fellow faculty members or by the administration.
With those brief remarks and critical disclaimer, I present a humble gathering of books that will, I pray, aid you in your defense of the Faith once delivered.
A Select Bibliography on Faith and Science
Adler, Mortimer J. Truth in Religion. Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Adler, Mortimer Jerome. How to Think about the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization. Open Court Publishing, 2000.
Alston, William P. “Divine Nature and Human Language: Essays in Philosophical Theology,” 1989.
———. Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience. Cornell University Press, 1993.
Audi, Robert, and William J. Wainwright. “Rationality, Religious Belief, and Moral Commitment: New Essays in the Philosophy of Religion,” 1989.
Barr, James. “Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991,” 1995.
Bartholomew, David J. Uncertain Belief: Is It Rational to Be a Christian? Clarendon Press, 1996.
Beckwith, Francis J., and Gregory Koukl. Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Baker Books, 1998.
Behe, Michael J. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. Simon and Schuster, 1996.
Bernet, Rudolf. “Christianity and Philosophy.” Continental Philosophy Review 32, no. 3 (1999): 325–42.
Canterbury, Anselm av, and Sidney Norton Deane. Basic Writings: Proslogium, Monologium, Gaunilon’s: On Behalf of the Fool, Cur Deus Homo, 1962.
Centore, Floyd F. “Being and Becoming: A Critique of Post-Modernism,” 1991.
Ciapalo, Roman Theodore. Postmodernism and Christian Philosophy. CUA Press, 1997.
Clark, Gordon Haddon. The Philosophy of Science and Belief in God. Craig Press, 1964.
Clouser, Roy. Knowing with the Heart: Religious Experience and Belief in God. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007.
Davis, Stephen T. “An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.” International Philosophical Quarterly 24, no. 2 (1984): 201–3.
———. God, Reason, and Theistic Proofs. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997.
———. Logic and the Nature of God. Springer, 1983.
Denton, Michael. Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe. Simon and Schuster, 2002.
Denton, Michael, and Rod Scott. “Evolution: A Theory in Crisis,” 1986.
Drees, Willem B. Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmologies and God. Open Court Publishing, 1990.
Einstein, Albert. The World as I See It. Open Road Media, 2011.
Erickson, Millard J. Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism. Baker Academic, 1998.
Evans, C. Stephen. The Quest for Faith: Reason & Mystery as Pointers to God. InterVarsity Press, 1986.
Ewing, Alfred Cyril. “Value and Reality: The Philosophical Case for Theism,” 2016.
Gardner, James. “The Intelligent Universe.” In Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, 361, 2009.
Geisler, Norman L., and J. Kerby Anderson. Origin Science: A Proposal for the Creation-Evolution Controversy. Baker Book House, 1987.
Geisler, Norman L., and Ronald M. Brooks. Come, Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking. Baker Academic, 1990.
Geisler, Norman L., and Paul D. Feinberg. Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective. Baker Book House, 1980.
Gish, Duane T. Evolution: The Challenge of the Fossil Record. Master Books, 1985.
———. Evolution, the Fossils Say No! Master Books, 1978.
Groothuis, Douglas. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity against the Challenges of Postmodernism. InterVarsity Press, 2009.
Gutting, Gary. “Religious Belief and Religious Skepticism,” 1982.
Hancock, Curtis L. “Philosophers Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of Eleven Leading Thinkers.” International Philosophical Quarterly 35, no. 2 (1995): 233–35.
Hasker, William, and Michael L. Peterson. Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Access and Diversity, Crane Library, University of British Columbia, 2014.
Heeren, Fred. Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us about God. Searchlight Publications, 1995.
Hick, John. “Arguments for the Existence of God,” 1971.
Hoitenga, Dewey J. “Rational Faith: Catholic Responses to Reformed Epistemology.” Faith and Philosophy 12, no. 2 (1995): 283–91.
Hübner, Kurt. “Critique of Scientific Reason,” 1983.
Jaki, Stanley L. The Road of Science and the Ways to God. University of Chicago Press, 1978.
James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature. Routledge, 2003.
Jastrow, Robert. God and the Astronomers. WW Norton & Company, 2000.
Johnson, Phillip E. Darwin on Trial. InterVarsity Press, 2010.
———. Reason in the Balance: The Case against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education. InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Kelly, Douglas, and Douglas Kelly. Creation and Change. Christian, 1997.
Knight, Jack, and James Johnson. “Political Consequences of Pragmatism.” Political Theory 24, no. 1 (1996): 68–96.
Kreeft, Peter. The Journey: A Spiritual Roadmap for Modern Pilgrims. InterVarsity Press, 2010.
Laudan, Larry. Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth. Vol. 282. Univ of California Press, 1978.
Lubenow, Marvin. “Bones of Contention.” Grand Rapids, Baker, 1992, 83.
Mavrodes, George I. “Belief in God: A Study in the Epistemology of Religion,” 1973.
McCallum, Dennis. The Death of Truth: What’s Wrong with Multiculturalism, the Rejection of Reason, and the New Postmodern Diversity. Christian Blind Mission International, 2003.
McDowell, John Henry. Mind, Value, and Reality. Harvard University Press, 1998.
McGrath, Alister E. A Passion for Truth: The Intellectual Coherence of Evangelicalism. InterVarsity Press, 1996.
McHenry, Leemon B. “A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.” The Review of Metaphysics 42, no. 3 (1989): 626–28.
McLuhan, Marshall. The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time. Gingko PressInc, 2006.
Milton, Michael A. “A Brief History of Time.” Servants of Grace, April 1, 2018. https://servantsofgrace.org/a-brief-history-of-time/.
Mitchell, Basil. The Justification of Religious Belief. Springer, 1973.
Moreland, James Porter. Christianity and the Nature of Science. Baker Books, 1989.
———. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. Tyndale House, 2014.
———. The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer. InterVarsity Press, 1994.
———. Three Views on Creation and Evolution. Zondervan, 1999.
Morris, Henry M. Scientific Creationism. New Leaf Publishing Group, 1974.
Morris, Thomas V. “Divine and Human Action: Essays in the Metaphysics of Theism,” 1988.
Morris, Tom. The Logic of God Incarnate. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001.
Nash, Ronald H. Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy. Zondervan, 1999.
“NPNF1-07. St. Augustine: Homilies on the Gospel of John; Homilies on the First Epistle of John; Soliloquies – Christian Classics Ethereal Library.” Accessed April 2, 2018. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf107.iii.xxx.html#fnf_iii.xxx-p9.1.
Pagels, Heinz R. Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time. Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Paley, William. The Works of William Paley, DD: Natural Theology. Vol. 1. Joshua Belcher, 1810.
Panikkar, Raimundo. “Myth, Faith and Hermeneutics Cross-Cultural Studies,” 1979.
Peacocke, Arthur Robert. “The Sciences and Theology in the Twentieth Century,” 1984.
Pearcey, Nancy, and Charles B. Thaxton. “The Soul of Science Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy,” 1994.
Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700). Vol. 4. University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Peterson, Michael L. “Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings,” 2001.
Phillips, Timothy R., and Dennis L. Okholm. Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World. InterVarsity Press, 2009.
Plantinga, Alvin. Warrant and Proper Function. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Richardson, Alan. Christian Apologetics. SCM Press, Ltd., 1955.
Ross, Allen P. Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of the Book of Genesis. Baker Book House, 1988.
Rowe, William L. “Philosophy of Religion,” 1973.
Sire, James W. Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All? InterVarsity Press, 2010.
Trueblood, Elton. “General Philosophy,” 1963.
Veith Jr, Gene Edward. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Vol. 15. Crossway, 1994.
White, John. “Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72, no. 1 (1998): 133–36.
Wood, W. Jay. Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous. InterVarsity Press, 2009.
Zagzebski, Linda. “Rational Faith: Catholic Responses to Reformed Epistemology,” 1993.
Introduction © 2018 by Dr. Michael A. Milton. The bibliography is a compilation of several other bibliographies and my own gleanings. The images used are cropped sections from Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night (1889), oil on canvas. Museum of Modern Art, New York City.