Reading List

For an exhaustive list of some of the most important texts in science and religion today, we highly recommend the International Society for Science & Religion’s Library (complete with 250 texts selected by a panel of leading scholars from across the globe and including a fully-searchable online index and a free/downloadable Companion to the ISSR Library with introductory essays on each of the selected texts).

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God, Humanity and the Cosmos: A Textbook in Science and Religion

Over the past five years, general interest in how science interacts with faith claims has increased markedly. And those interactions are anything but static. Study of them has become a burgeoning sub-field or specialty within religion departments and elsewhere.

Redesigning Humans 

Forecasting a Posthuman Future: Review of Redesigning Humans and Our Posthuman Future

Two recent books provide interesting contrasts in thinking about our human biological future, Redesigning Humansby Gregory Stock and Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama, depict the years ahead for the development of human evolution.

Denis Alexander book 

Rebuilding the Matrix: Science and Faith in the 21st Century

In this book, two decades in the making, Denis Alexander, a molecular immunologist at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University, presents a comprehensive, closely argued, and well written historical, sociological, philosophical, and metaphysical-theologic.

When public oversight of genetics research is bypassed: review of Oryx and Crake by Margaret AtwoodIt’s not far-fetched or even very futuristic: genetics research is being privately funded by the mass sales of irresistibly appealing pharmaceuticals and therapeutic biotechnology–aphrodesiacs, youth-restoratives, designer offspring.


Darwin book
Darwin’s Religious OdysseyThat he directed in his will that Innes officiate at his funeral and burial in the parish churchyard, until prominent friends arranged for him to be interred with Britain’s famous in its national shrine? These are among the many biographical facts that ap.