Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

R. J. Berry,  Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony between their Science and their Faith,” Monarch Books (2009) Paper, (List: $14.99, ASA Store $12.00.)
“The point of the author of each of the 17 tightly-packed autobiographies (about 15 pages each) in this book is first of all a simple and explicit declaration that in his or her life there is no clash whatever between the author’s religious faith (Christianity, in every case here) and career in science (high-level research and professorships, in medicine, genetics, psychiatry, environmental studies, geology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, … . . . → Read More: Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Michael Murray, Jeffrey Schloss, eds. The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion , 2010  Oxford University Press, 384 pages, Bibliography, Index, Paperback (List: $35.00,  Amazon $30.61)

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely as constituting a threat to the religion they analyse. The Believing Primate aims to describe and discuss these scientific accounts as well as to assess their implications. The volume begins with essays by leading scientists in the field, . . . → Read More: The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

When Science and Christianity Meet

David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers, editors When Science and Christianity Meet. 368 pages., 2008,  Paper, University of Chicago Press. (List: $20.00, Amazon: $18.00) PSCF Review

“…The eleven authors have worked under strong editorial hands resulting in accounts that fit together ‘even reveal a pattern’ in address[ing] the varied relationships between two powerful cultural traditions attempting, sometimes, to occupy the same intellectual and social ground (pp. 4-5)… bring perspective to more recent concerns over the place of God in nature including the efforts of partisans of ID to rewrite the ground rules of . . . → Read More: When Science and Christianity Meet

GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Ronald L. Numbers, Ed. GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION, Harvard University Press, 2009. xi + 302 pages, including notes and index. Hardcover;  (List: $27.95.  )

The  Myths: 1. That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science   2. That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science  3. That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat  4. That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science 5. That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection 6. That the Copernican System Demoted . . . → Read More: GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design

Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design, 288 pages, 2009 HarperOne. Hardcover, (List, $28.99, CBD: $18.99)

“…The answer that Signature in the Cell gives to the DNA enigma, Dr. Meyer acknowledged, will not be to the liking of everyone, neither to Dawkins and his followers nor to others “one thinks of theistic evolutionists’  who are committed to opposing any idea that science can have something to say about ultimate questions, including religious ones…but (assume) the primary obligation of a scientist is to follow the evidence where it leads.” —PSCF PSCF Essay Review (12-2010)

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer . . . → Read More: Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design

Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose?

Denis Alexander, Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose? paper,  Kregel Publications  352 pp. 2009 (List $18.99 , CBD $13.99 ).

“Many scientists, championed by the likes of Richard Dawkins, argue with an almost evangelical zeal that science has all but disproved God. As these views begin to take root in society it is vital that Christians are able to expose the flaws and inconsistencies in the underlying arguments.Yet this task is made harder by some Christians whose desire to uphold the authority of Scripture has led them to dismiss current scientific understanding of the Universe and especially . . . → Read More: Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose?

The Language of God

Francis C. Collins, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Beliefhardcover, 304 pp. , 2006, Simon & Schuster. (List: $26.00, CBD: $18.99) PSCF Essay Review

“…So what are we talking about when we talk about God? The geneticist Francis S. Collins bravely sets out to answer this question in light of his scientific knowledge and his Christian faith. Having found for himself “a richly satisfying harmony between the scientific and spiritual worldviews,” he seeks to persuade others that “belief in God can be an entirely rational choice, and that the principles of faith . . . → Read More: The Language of God