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Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics by
Call Number: 261.0973 H217s 2008
Publication Date: 2008 (Abingdon Press)
"The Galileo Affair" (pp.73-78)
"Apes, Evolution, Adam and Eve" (pp.79-88)
"One solution that hasn?t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward" -- Dust Jacket Flap
"Several short articles by Rev. Adam Hamilton provide accessible points of entry to the topic of faith and science. Hamilton’s work is perhaps best read as an invitation to a conversation, written informally and from the perspective of a pastor. For the beginning student, further study beyond Hamilton may be necessary to tease out some of the more complex scriptural/theological issues alluded to in his work." - Jason Borders
When Christians get it wrong by
Call Number: 239.7 H217w 2013
Publication Date: 2013 (Abingdon Press) rev. ed.
"Christians, Science, and Politics" (pp. 21-36)
Pursuing science, finding faith by
Call Number: 201.65 B915p 2012 Al
Publication Date: 2012 (First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama)
"Similar to Hamilton, Dr. Lawson Bryan offers an accessible introduction to the topic, again from the perspective of a pastor. Recommended for the beginning student on the subject." -- Jason Borders
Religion and Science: historical and contemporary issues by
Call Number: 291.175 B239r 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-02
Religion and Science is a definitive contemporary discussion of the many issues surrounding our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our scientific age. This is a significantly expanded and feshly revised version of Religion in an Age of Science, winner of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence and the Templeton Book Award. Ian G. Barbour--the premier scholar in the field--has added three crucial historical chapters on physics and metaphysics in the seventeenth century, nature and God in the eighteenth century, and biology and theology in the nineteenth century. He has also added new sections on developments in nature-centered spirituality, information theory, and chaos and complexity theories.
"Taking a scholarly approach in the issue of faith and science, Ian Barbour's work is among the best on the topic. Barbour's work is broad in scope yet highly detailed. The serious student will find this book intellectually rigorous." -- Jason Borders
The Language of God: a scientist presents evidence for belief by
Call Number: 215 C712ℓ 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-11
Does science necessarily undermine faith in God? Or could it actually support faith? Beyond the flashpoint debates over the teaching of evolution, or stem-cell research, most of us struggle with contradictions concerning life's ultimate question. We know that accidents happen, but we believe we are on earth for a reason. Until now, most scientists have argued that science and faith occupy distinct arenas. Francis Collins, a former atheist as a science student who converted to faith as he became a doctor, is about to change that.Collins's faith in God has been confirmed and enhanced by the revolutionary discoveries in biology that he has helped to oversee. He has absorbed the arguments for atheism of many scientists and pundits, and he can refute them. Darwinian evolution occurs, yet, as he explains, it cannot fully explain human nature -- evolution can and must be directed by God. He offers an inspiring tour of the human genome to show the miraculous nature of God's instruction book. Sure to be compared with C.S. Lewis'sMere Christianity,this is a stunning document, whether you are a believer, a seeker, or an atheist.
"From the perspective of science, Francis Collins offers an introduction to the manner in which scientists (or the scientifically minded) may consider and participate in the life of faith." -- Jason Borders
Science and religion: a very short introduction by
Call Number: 201.65 D621s 2008
Publication Date: 2008 (Oxford University Press)
"Again from a scholarly perspective, Thomas Dixon’s work is to be recommended. Accessibly short, this Very Short Introduction by Oxford University Press gives the serious student a beginning foothold into the complexities on both sides of the topic." -- Jason Borders