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John Walton has provided us with a list of books for those who are interested in the current Science/Religion debates (see this post for MP3s of Prof Walton’s talk at Crieff Church):

Recommended Reading on Recent Aspects of the Science and Religion Debate.

Books on Intelligent Design

  • Phillip. E. Johnson, Darwin on Trial, 2nd ed.,* Inter Varsity Press, Downers Grove, 1993. [Law Professor critiques Darwinism]
  • Phillip. E. Johnson, Reason in the Balance, the Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education, Inter Varsity Press, Downers Grove, 1995.
  • Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, Free Press, New York, 1996. [Biochemist shows how complex biological machines are evidence of design in Nature]
  • Michael J. Behe, The Edge of Evolution, Free press, New York, 2007 [Biochemists shows that evolution is limited in its range]
  • William A. Dembski, Intelligent Design; The Bridge Between Science & Theology, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 1999.
  • William A. Dembski, The Design Revolution, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 2004.
  • William A. Dembski, ed. Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing, ISI Books, Wilmington, 2004. [Dembski is a mathematician and theologian who gives the theoretical/philosophical foundation to intelligent design]

New Atheists Present Their Case

  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Bantam Books, London, 2006.
  • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Atlantic Books, 2008.
  • Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation, the End of Faith, Knopf, 2006.
  • Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Viking Adult, 2006,

Replies to the New Atheists

  • Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath, The Dawkins Delusion, SPCK, London, 2007
  • Thomas Crean, A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins, Family Publications, Oxford, 2007
  • Anthony Flew with Roy A. Varghese. There is a God,* HarperCollins, New York, 2007. [One of the world’s most influential atheists explains why he came to believe in God]
  • John Cornwell, Darwin’s Angel*, Profile Books, London, 2007.
  • David Robertson, The Dawkins Letters, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, 2007.

Interesting Books in the Science/Faith Area

  • Paul Davies, The Mind of God, Simon and Schuster, London 1992; see also: The Goldilocks Enigma, Penguin Books, London, 2007.
  • John Lennox, God’s Undertaker, Has Science Buried God?* Lion Books, Oxford, 2007.
  • Francis S. Collins, The Language of God, Free Press, New York, 2006, [Head of the human genome project presents evidence for belief]
  • Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, The Privileged Planet, Regnery Publishing, 2004. [How our place in the Cosmos was designed for discovery].
  • Jonathan Wells Icons of Evolution, Regnery Publishing, Washington, 2000 [Very readable exposure of the exaggerated claims of textbooks on evolution].
  • Robert Shapiro, Origins, A Skeptic’s Guide to The Creation of Life on Earth, Bantam Books, Toronto, 1986.
  • Michael Cremo and R. L. Thompson, Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; 2nd Revised edition 1993.

Books of the Authenticity of Faith and the Reliability of the Bible

  • Kenneth A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2003.
  • Iain Provan, V. Philips Long and Tremper Longman II, A Biblical History of Israel, WJK, Louisville, 2003.
  • Paul R. Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd, the Jesus Legend, A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, 2007.
  • F. F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? Eerdmans, 2003.
  • James H. Charlesworth, editor, Jesus and Archaeology, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • N. Thomas Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, SPCK, London, 2003.

Books About the Believability of Miracles

  • Eddy and Boyd (above)
  • Norman L. Geisler, Miracles and Modern Thought , Zondervan, 1982.
  • C. S. Lewis, Miracles, New Edition from Fount, 2002.