Monday, January 14, 2008

Science and Religion books : updated 25th August 2008

The following have been added to the Bishop Colenso Library and may be borrowed . They deal with the most fundamental questions facing us today, regarding God and our world - although the second listed is the story of a priest and scientist.

Nicholas Saunders, Divine Action and Modern Science, Cambridge - by one learned in both physics and theology

Keith Ward, The Big Questions of Science and Religion, Alban Books - a solid work demanding solid thinking.

John Polkinghorne, From Physics to Priest : An Autobiography, - by one of the best known contemporary Church of England priests and Templeton Award winner. SPCK

John C.Lennos, God's Undertaker : Has Science Buried God ? - a very important new study by the Reader in Mathematics at Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green College, Lion Books
Charles Birch, Science and Soul, UNSW Press
Jeremy Campbell, The Many Faces of God : Science's 400-Year Quest for Images of the Divine, Norton
Francis S.Collins, The Language of God : A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Free Press/Pocket Books
Philip Clayton & Arthur Peacocke, eds, In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being : Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World, Eerdmans,
John Cornwell, Darwin's Angel (an answer to Dawkins), Profile Books,
Hans Kung, The Beginning of All Things : Science and Religion, Eerdmans
Nigel Leaves, The God Problem : Alternatives to Fundamentalism, Polebridge House
James R.Lucas, Knowing the Unknowable God : How Faith Thrives on Divine Mystery, Water Brook
Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Extraordinary Knowing : Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind, Bantam
Alister McGrath, The Dawkins Delusion, SPCK
Alister McGrath, The Re-Enchantment of Nature : Science, Religion and the Human Sense of Wonder, Hodder & Stoughton
Arthur Peacocke, All That Is : A Naturalistic Faith for the Twenty-First Century, ed., by Philip Clayton (Dr Peacocke having recently died), Fortress Press
Arthur Peacocke, From DNA to Dean : Reflections and Explorations of a Priest-Scientist, Canterbury Press
Arthur Peacocke, Paths from Science Towards God : The End of all our Exploring, Oneworld
Arthur Peacocke, Theology for a Scientific Age, Basil Blackwell
John Polkinghorne, Scientists as Theologians (comparing Ian Barbour, Arthur Peacocke and John Polkinghorne himself), SPCK
Gerald L.Schroeder, The Hidden Face of God : How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth, The Free Press
M.K.Vernon, Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life (a defence of agnostism), Palgrave,
Keith Ward, Is Religion Dangerous ? Lion
Peter Ward & Donald Brownless, The Life and Death of Planet Earth : How the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our world, Piatkus - a major challenge to theology !
Larry Witham, The Measure of God : Our Century-Long Struggle to Reconcile Science and Religion : The Story of the Gifford Lectures, HarperSanFrancisco
Philip Yancey, Reaching for the Invisible God : what can we expect to find ? Harper Collins