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Facets of Faith and Science, Historiography and Modes of Interaction, Vol.1

Book Number: 
7
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
David Wilson
Total Pages: 
22
Publisher: 
University Press of America
Year: 
1996

Here David Wilson discusses the religious beliefs of the senior, highly respected, British scientists Oliver Lodge, J.H. Jeans and A.S. Eddington whose careers covered Victorian years and the earliest modern physics years. (See also book 6.)  Read more

Galileo's Religion versus the Church's Science

Book Number: 
6
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
David Wilson
Total Pages: 
20
Publisher: 
Physics Perspectives 1
Year: 
1999

David Wilson is an historian of science at Iowa State University. He feels that to best discuss history of science and religion, avoid those two words, which “carry the emotional baggage of modern controversies.” (See also book 7.)  Read more

Ethics for the New Millennium

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Book Number: 
5
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
237
Publisher: 
Riverhead Press
Year: 
2001

In this book on ethics the the Dalai Lama doesn’t take the religious stance of his Tibetan Buddhist beliefs, but instead develops an ethical stance built on the basic goodness and value he sees in all individuals worldwide. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for Living)

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Book Number: 
4
Date Fred Read: 
October 2002
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Author: 
Howard C. Cutler
Total Pages: 
315
Publisher: 
Riverhead Hardcover
Year: 
1998

The Dalai Lama was interviewed by Howard C. Cutler, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who interviewed and has written about their numerous discussions. “The Art of Happiness” is a “how-to” book based on the worldview and spiritual values of the Dalai Lama. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

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Book Number: 
23
Date Fred Read: 
March 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
187
Publisher: 
Free Press
Year: 
2002

As we journey through the newly discovered marvels of the cosmos, of life, and finally of the brain/mind interface, Gerald L. Schroeder asks only that you reexamine your opinions concerning the origins, evolution, and essence of this wonderful world. In book 22, physics was his focus, here it is biology. (See also his book 30.)  Read more

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The Science of God: the Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

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Book Number: 
22
Date Fred Read: 
March 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Total Pages: 
196
Publisher: 
Broadway Books
Year: 
1998

Gerald L. Schroeder, with a MIT doctorate in earth science and nuclear physics, is also a Torah and Talmud scholar. He worked at the Weizmann Institute and the Hebrew University. His main goal is forming a coherent scientific and religious worldview. I've read 3 of his science-and-religion books. The others are books 23 and 30.  Read more

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The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion

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Book Number: 
21
Date Fred Read: 
March 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
100
Publisher: 
Cowley Publications
Year: 
2000

Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest with a Chair in Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. As a child she loved science, but was told it was “unfit for a girl.” So she became a priest and wrote many books. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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Book Number: 
20
Date Fred Read: 
February 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Karen Armstrong
Total Pages: 
399
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year: 
1994

Karen Armstrong discusses how these religions perceived and experienced God, from Abraham’s time to the present. She shows how they shaped and altered their conception of God and how they influenced each other. This was a NYT Bestseller. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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Gospel Parallels, NRSV Edition: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels

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Book Number: 
16
Date Fred Read: 
February 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
210
Publisher: 
Thomas Nelson
Year: 
1992

Burton H. Throckmorton is a Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine and is the author of several theological studies. His first edition was an update of the Huck-Lietzmann “Synopsis,” Ninth Edition, 1936. This fifth edition uses the NRSV Synoptic Gospels.  Read more

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The Oxford History of the Biblical World

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Book Number: 
15
Date Fred Read: 
January 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Michael D. Coogan
Total Pages: 
596
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Year: 
2001

This is a historian’s book – Michael D. Coogan wrote a Prologue, 12 other historians each wrote a chapter, and the Epilogue is by another historian. It starts with the earliest records and goes chronologically through the Christian Roman Empire. It is quite thorough, using all possible sources - archeology, anthropology, and all available writings.  Read more

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