Links and Resources

Interested in learning more about science, religion, and vocation? These resources are an excellent place to start.

Books

Religion and Science: The Basics

This book is a wonderful overview of some of the challenges and opportunities of science-religion interaction and an excellent starting spot for anyone who has ever wondered about science or religion. Philip Clayton, a renowned author and theologian, outlines particular conflicts between science and religion, offers suggestions for resolving these conflicts, and details numerous possible models of science-religion interaction. This book also goes beyond merely outlining Christian-science interaction and covers the relationship between many different religious traditions and science.

Stars Beneath Us

Stars Beneath Us is a book about the relationship between science and religion, framed as a personal narrative. In it, Paul Wallace explores our changing understanding of the cosmos and how that can challenge and redefine our understanding of God. This book is short and enjoyable to read, and provides a convincing argument that science and religion do not have to be in conflict with each other.

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

Elizabeth Johnson pursues practical cooperation between science and religion by examining Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and the Christian Nicene Creed in the context of environmental tragedy and climate change. This book makes a convincing argument that the scientific theory of evolution is not fundamentally in conflict with a Christian God, and that religious people have a duty towards creation and the natural world.

In God's Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer

In this book, Marjorie Suchocki uses process theology to reinterpret the many different ways that we pray. This book is both an excellent introduction to process theology and a moving text that inspires prayer and reflection.


Articles

Science and Religion: Barbour's 4 Models

Written by a biologist, this blog is a wonderful resource for those who are interested in science and religion. In this blog post, four different models of science-religion interaction are discussed in an engaging, easily understood way.

What is Process Theology? A Conversation with Marjorie

An interview with Marjorie Suchocki about process theology and its religious implications. An excellent companion to In God’s Presence, but additionally a good stand-alone overview of process theology.

 

Videos

Evolution at the Molecular and Planetary Scale: A Tale of Two Biologies

This presentation, given by Sean Carroll at Gustavus Adolphus College as part of the Nobel Conference, is an engaging overview of the mechanisms of evolution. Evolution is often seen as an area of conflict between science and religion, and this presentation is helpful in distinguishing myths about evolution and natural selection from the actual science. 

Life as Prayer: Practicing the Presence of God

A lecture given by Marjorie Suchocki about the importance and power of prayer in daily life. An excellent companion to In God’s Presence.


Podcasts

Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God

An episode of On Being with Krista Tippett, this interview with two Jesuit astrophysicists is an excellent illustration of positive interactions between science and religion. In the podcast, Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne talk about their work and how it relates to their faith.