Recommended Readings Part II

Selected Readings

(Names marked with an asterisk are Anglican/Episcopal writers or web sites.)

On Evolution and Theology of an Evolving Creation

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion:

American Scientific Affiliation: [an organization of Christians in the sciences].

Ayala, Francisco, “Darwin and the Teleology of Nature,” in Science and Religion: In Search of Cosmic Purpose, ed. by John F. Haught. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000, p. 18-41.

Ayala, Francisco, “The Evolution of Life: An Overview,” in Russell, R. J., William R. Stoeger, SJ, and Francisco Ayala, ed., Evolution and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory Publications, 1998, p. 21-57.

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

Barr, Stephen, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.

*Berry, R. J., God and Evolution: Creation, Evolution and the Bible. Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2001.

Christians in Science (UK):

Edwards, Denis, “For Your Immortal Spirit Is in All Things: The Role of the Spirit in Creation,” in Earth Revealing: Earth Healing, Ecology and Christian Theology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2001.

Edwards, Denis, The God of Evolution: A Trinitarian Theology. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1999.

Ferris, Timothy, The Whole Shebang; A State-of-the-Universe Report. New York, NY: Simon & Shuster, 1997.

Fortey, Richard, Life; A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. New York, NY: Knopf, 1998.

Gray, Terry, “Biochemistry and Evolution,” in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, ed. by Keith B. Miller. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003, p. 256-287.

Haught, John F., Deeper than Darwin; the Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2003.

Haught, John F., God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.

Haught, John F., Responses to 101 Questions on God and Evolution. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2001.

Hurd, James P., “Hominids in the Garden,” in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, p. 208-233.

Johnson, Elizabeth, CSJ, “Does God Play Dice? Divine Providence and Chance,” in An Evolving Dialogue: Theological and Scientific Perspectives on Evolution, [revised and edited by James B. Miller. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001, p. 353-370.

Matsumura, Molleen, ed., Voices for Evolution, rev. ed. Berkeley, CA: NCSE, 1995: Part III: Religious Organizations, p. 84-119.

Miller, Keith B., “Common Descent, Transitional Forms, and the Fossil Record,” in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, p. 152-181.

Miller, Kenneth, Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution. New York: Cliff Street Books, 1999.

Moltmann, Jorgen, God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God. The Gifford Lectures, 1984-1985. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993.

Murphy, George, The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2003.

National Center for Science Education:

*Peacocke, Arthur, S.O.Sc., “Biological Evolution: A Positive Theological Appraisal,” in Evolution and Molecular Biology, p. 357-376.

*Peacocke, Arthur, S.O.Sc., Evolution: the Disguised Friend of Faith. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press, 2004.

*Peacocke, Arthur, S.O.Sc., Paths from Science toward God. Oxford: One World, 2001.

*Peacocke, Arthur, S.O.Sc., Theology for a Scientific Age: Being and Becoming, Natural, Divine, and Human. Theology and the Sciences Series. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993.

Peters, Ted, ed., Cosmos as Creation: Theology and Science in Consonance. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1989.

Peters, Ted and Martinez Hewlett, Evolution from Creation to New Creation: Conflict, Conversation, and Convergence. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.

*Polkinghorne, John, S.O.Sc. and Michael Welker, eds., The End of the World and the Ends of God: Science and Theology on Eschatology. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001.

*Polkinghorne, John, S.O.Sc., The Faith of a Physicist: Reflections of a Bottom-Up Thinker. The Gifford Lectures, 1993-1994. “Theology and the Sciences Series.” Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1994.

*Polkinghorne, John, S.O.Sc., The God of Hope and the End of the World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.

*Polkinghorne, John, S.O.Sc., Quarks, Chaos & Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion. New York: Crossroads, 1996.

*Polkinghorne, John, S.O.Sc., ed., The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001.

*Schneider, Robert J., “Essay III: Does the Bible Teach Science?”; “Essay IV: Big Bang and the Universe Story”; “Essay V: Evolution for Christians”; “Essay VI: Human Evolution and the Image of God,” in Science and Faith: perspectives on Christianity and science:

The Talk.Origins Archive; Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy:

Tattersall, Ian, “Human Evolution: An Overview,” in An Evolving Dialogue, p. 197-209.

Van Till, Howard J., “The Fully Gifted Creation,” in Three Views on Creation and Evolution, ed. by J. P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds. “Counterpoints Series.” Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999, p. 159-218.

Wilcox, David, “Finding Adam: The Genetics of Human Origin,” in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, p. 234-253.

On Young Earth Creationism and “Intelligent Design”

Access Research Network: [Intelligent Design Movement].

Answers in Genesis: [Young Earth Creationism].

Bailey, Lloyd R., Genesis, Creation, and Creationism. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1993.

Behe, Michael, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1996.

Behe, Michael, “Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry,” in An Evolving Dialogue, p. 445-455.

Dembski, William, Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999.

Dembski, William, “The Intelligent Design Movement,” in An Evolving Dialogue, p. 439-443.

Dembski, William, et al., Mere Creation; Science, Faith & Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998.

*General Convention, The Journal of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1982. New York: General Convention, 1983.

Giberson, Karl W., and Donald A. Yerxa, Species of Origins: American’s Search for a Creation Story. New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2002.

Institute for Creation Research: [Young Earth Creationism].

Morris, Henry M. and John Morris, The Modern Creation Trilogy: Scripture and Creation, Science and Creation, Society and Creation. Word Publishing, 1997.

Numbers, Ronald, “The Creationists,” in An Evolving Dialogue, p. 279-317.

Pennock, Robert T., Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Pennock, Robert T., Tower of Babel; The Evidence against the New Creationism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Peterson, Gregory R., “The Intelligent-Design Movement: Science or Ideology?” in Zygon. Journal of Religion and Science 37 (2002) 7-23.

Towne, Margaret, Honest to Genesis; A Biblical and Scientific Challenge to Creationism. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2003.

Van Till, Howard J., “E Coli at the No Free Lunchroom: Bacterial Flagella and Dembski’s Case for Intelligent Design” (

Van Till, Howard J., “Special Creationism in Designer Clothing: A Response to The Creation Hypothesis,” in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 47 (1995) 123-131.