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3. Contemporary Physics and Divine Action / Providence

  • Clayton, Philip. God and Contemporary Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Davies, Paul. Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe is Just Right for Life. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
  • Hilgevoord, Jan. Physics and Our View of the World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Hodgson, Peter E. Theology and Modern Physics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005.
  • Kauffman, Stuart A. Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion. New York: Basic Books, 2008.
  • Kirkpatrick, Frank G. The Mystery and Agency of God: Divine Being and Action in the World. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2014.
  • Monsay, Evelyn H. The Search for the Ultimate: Frontier Physics and Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Augsburg, 2006.
  • Mooney, Christopher F. Theology and Scientific Knowledge: Changing Models of God’s Presence in the World. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.
  • Murphy, Nancey, Robert John Russell, & William R. Stoeger, eds. Physics and Cosmology: Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2008.
  • Peters, Ted & Nathan Hallanger, eds. God’s Action in Nature’s World: Essays in Honour of Robert John Russell. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.
  • Polkinghorne, John C. Quantum Physics and Theology. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.
  • Polkinghorne, John C. Quarks, Chaos & Christianity. New York: Crossroad, 1996; revised edition. New York: Crossroad, 2006.
  • Polkinghorne, John C. Science and Providence: God’s Interaction with the World. Boston, MA: New Science Library, 1989; reissue: Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2005.
  • Russell, Robert John & Nancey Murphy & Arthur Peacock, eds. Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. 2nd ed. Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory, 1997.
  • Russell, Robert John & Nancey Murphy & C.J. Isham, eds. Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory, 1993.
  • Russell, Robert John & Philip Clayton & Kirk Wegter-McNelly & John Polkinghorne, eds.  Quantum Mechanics: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory, 2002.
  • Russell, Robert John. Cosmology: From Alpha to Omega. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2008.
  • Saunders, Nicholas. Divine Action and Modern Science. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Simmons, Ernest L. The Entangled Trinity: Quantum Physics and Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2014.
  • Smedes, Taede A. Chaos, Complexity, and God: Divine Action and Scientism. Leuven: Peeters, 2004.
  • Spitzer, Robert J. New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010.
  • Wegter-McNelly, Kirk. The Entangled God: Divine Relationality and Quantum Physics. New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • Worthing, Mark William. God, Creation, and Contemporary Physics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1996.

Contributed by: Dr. Randy Maddox

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