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4. Contemporary Evolutionary Biology and Divine Action / Providence

  • Bartholomew, David J. God, Chance, and Purpose: Can God Have it Both Ways? New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Berry, R. J. God’s Books of Works: The Nature and Theology of Nature. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2003.
  • Conway Morris, Simon, ed. The Deep Structure of Biology: Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal? West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008.
  • Denton, Michael. Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe. New York: Free Press, 1998.
  • Du Toit, Cornel W., ed.  Can Nature be Evil or Evil Natural? A Science-and-Religion View on Suffering and Evil. Pretoria: Research Institute for Theology and Religion, 2006.
  • Edwards, Denis. How God Acts: Creation, Redemption, and Special Divine Action. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.
  • Edwards, Denis. The God of Evolution: A Trinitarian Theology. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1999.
  • Haught, John F. Deeper than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in an Age of Evolution. Boulder, CO: Westview. 2003.
  • Haught, John F. God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2000.; 2nd edn., 2007.
  • Haught, John F. Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Louisville, KY: Westminster / John Knox, 2010.
  • Haught, John F. Purpose, Evolution, and the Meaning of Life. Kitchener, Ont.: Pandora Press, 2004.
  • Miller, Kenneth R. Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Peacocke, Arthur Robert. Evolution: The Disguised Friend of Faith? Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2004.
  • Peacocke, Arthur Robert. God and the New Biology. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
  • Russell, Robert John & William Stoeger & Francisco Ayla, eds. Evolution and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican City & Berkeley, CA: Vatican State Observatory & CTNS, 1998.
  • Schmitz-Moormann, Karl. Theology of Creation in an Evolutionary World. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim, 1997.
  • Seckbach, Joseph & Richard Gordon, eds. Divine Action and Natural Selection: Science, Faith and Evolution. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2009.
  • Ward, Keith. Divine Action: Examining God’s Role in an Open and Emergent Universe. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2007.
  • Ward, Keith. God, Chance and Necessity. Novata, CA: OneWorld Publications, 1997
  • Zycinski, Jozef. God and Evolution: Fundamental Questions of Christian Evolutionism. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press of America, 2006.

Contributed by: Dr. Randy Maddox

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