Recommended Readings Part I

Selected Readings

(Names marked with an asterisk here and in other sections of bibliography are Anglican/ Episcopal writers or web sites.)

The Holy Bible (*Authorized Version and New Revised Standard Version).

Old Testament and Apocrypha:

Cosmology and Theology (Psalms 8:1-4; 89:11-12; 102:25-27; 104; 139:1-18; 148; Genesis 1:1-2:4; 2:4-2:24; Sirach 42:15-43:33; Job 12:7-10, 26:7-14, chapters 38-42; Jeremiah 10:11-13; 51;15-16).

God: Creator and Redeemer (Isaiah chapters 40-43; Isaiah 45:12, 15-18, 21-23; Psalms 33; 74:12-23; 77; 136).

Wisdom (Proverbs 8; Sirach 24:1-7; Wisdom 7:7-8:1).

New Testament:

Christ the Creator (I Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:9-23; Hebrews 1:1-13 [=Psalms 102:25-27; 110:1]; John 1:1-14).

Christ and the New Creation (Romans 8:18-25; 2 Peter 1:1-8; Revelation 4:11; 21-22:5).

*The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 (BCP). (New York: Church Publishing, 1986.)


Biblical Studies

Bailey, Lloyd R., Genesis, Creation, and Creationism. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1993: “Part Two: Genesis and Creation,” p. 53-111.

*Berry, R. J., God and Evolution: Creation, Evolution and the Bible. Vancouver, BC: Regent Publishing, 2001: Chapter 3: “The Bible Account,’ p. 46-64.

*Borg, Marcus J., Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but not Literally. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. Chapter 4, “Reading the Creation Stories Again.”

Clifford, R. J., S.J.,”Creation in the Hebrew Bible,” in R. J. Russell, et al., Physics, Philosophy and Theology: A Common Quest for Understanding. Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory, 1988, p. 151-170.

Hyers, Conrad, “Comparing Biblical and Scientific Maps of Origins,” in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, ed. by Keith B. Miller. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003, p. 19-33.

Hyers, Conrad, The Meaning of Creation; Genesis and Modern Science. Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1984.

*Schneider, Robert J., I: What the Bible Teaches about the Creation; II: Theology of Creation: Historical Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts, in Science and Faith: perspectives on Christianity and science:

Stek, John H., “What Says the Scriptures?” in Howard J. Van Till et al., Portraits of Creation: Biblical and Scientific Perspectives on the World’s Formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990, p. 203-265.

Van Till, Howard J., The Fourth Day; What the Bible and the Heavens are telling us about Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986: Part One: The Biblical View, p. 1-93.

Theological Studies

(see also readings listed in Part II, on theology of an evolving creation)

*Deane-Drummond, Celia, Creation Through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000.

Edwards, Denis, Breath of Life: A Theology of the Creator Spirit. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.

Hayes, Zachary, OFM, The Gift of Being: A Theology of Creation. “New Theology Studies 10.” Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001.

Hayes, Zachary, OFM, A Window to the Divine: Creation Theology. Quincy, IL: Franciscan Press, 1997.

Powell, Samuel M., Participating in God: Creation and Trinity. “Theology and the Sciences Series.” Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2003.