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Academic Excellence for Christian Students: Senior Scholar Offers Timely Guidelines – pdf. A Press Release by Procross Media

Facing Intellectual Giants – An interview with the author A Press Release by Procross Media

 

BASIC READINGS IN DISCIPLINARY INTERESTS

Our team is collecting materials to be posted for the benefit of students in various disciplines. The idea is to draw your attention to materials that help to develop a Christian perspective to the courses you study.

Please note that although we do our best to include only materials that hold the core beliefs of the Christian faith, there are significant variations in perspectives and interpretations on a number of important intellectual and practical issues.

This page is constantly updated as new materials become available.

 

GENERAL: CHRISTIAN APPROACHES TO SCHOLARSHIP

(Including intellectual defense of the Christian faith)

Anderson, P. (1988).  Professors Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of Christian Faculty. InterVarsity Press. Downers Grove, IL. USA.

Bergman, J. and Wirth, K. 2011.  Slaughter of the Dissidents Leafcutter Press.Southworth, WA. USA

Behe, M.J. 2006. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. Free Press.New York. USA.

Bickel, B. and Jantz, S. 2008.  Evidence for Faith 101: Understanding Apologetics in Plain Language. Harvester  House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon. USA.

Blamires, H. 2004.  The Post-Christian Mind: Exposing Its  Destructive Agenda.  Regent College Publishing. Vancouver, BC. Canada.

Blamires, H. 2005. A Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?  Regent College Publishing. Vancouver, BC.  Canada.

Budziszewski, J. 2004.  How to Stay Christian in College. NavPress. Colorado Springs. USA.

Chimere-Dan, D. 2011. Facing Intellectual Giants. Procross Media. RSA.

Colson, C. and Bell, J. 2005. Lies That Go Unchallenged. Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton. IL. USA.

Colson, C., Pearcey, N. and Fickett, H. 2004.  How Now  Shall We Live? Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton. IL.  USA.

Comfort, R. 2011.  Defender’s Guide for Life’s Toughest Questions. Master Books. Green Forest. AR. USA.

Copan, P. and Craig, W. 2004.  Creation out of Nothing: A  Biblical, Philosophical, And
Scientifi c Exploration. Baker  Academic. Grand Rapids, Michigan. USA.

Cornish, R. W. 2005. 5 Minute Apologist. NavPress, Colorado, Springs. USA.

Cosgrove, M. 2006.  Foundations of Christian Thought: Faith, Learning, and the Christian Worldview.  Kregel.  Grand Rapids MI. USA.

Craig, W. 1994.  Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and  Apologetics. Crossway, Wheaton. IL. USA.

Craig, W. L. 2003.  Hard Questions, Real Answers.  Crossway. Wheaton.  USA. Dawkins, R. 2006.  The God Delusion.  Random House. New York. USA.

Dowe, P. 2005.  Galileo, Darwin and Hawking: Th e Interplay of Science, Reason and Religion.  William B. Eedermans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids. Michigan,  USA/Cambridge, UK.

Douglas, J. and Hustdet, R. (Eds.). 2004. Scholarship &  Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation. Oxford University Press. UK.

Drew, D. 2005. Letters to a Student; Staying close to Christ during university years. Christian Focus Publications.  Ross-Shire. Scotland.

Geisler, N. and Howe, T. 2009.  Making Sense of Bible Difficulties. Baker Books. Grand Rapids. MI. USA.

Geisler, N. and Turek, F. 2004,  I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. Crossway Books. Wheaton. IL. USA.

Ham, K. (Ed.) 2010.  Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions. Master Books. Green Forest. AR. USA.

Hanegraaff, H. 1998. The Farce of Evolution.  Word Publishing. Nashville. TN. USA.

Hart, D. 2010. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies.
Yale University Press. New  Haven. CT. USA.

Johnson 2010. Darwin On Trial. InterVarsity Press. Downers Grove, IL. USA.

Johnson, P. 1998. Reason in the Balance: The Case Against  Naturalism in Science, Law &
Education. InterVarsity  Press. Downers Grove, IL. USA.

Kreeft, P. and Tacelli, R. 1994. Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers
to Crucial Questions. InterVarsity Press. Downers Grove. IL. USA.

Kullberg, M. K (Ed.). 2007. Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual journeys of thinking Christians.  Zondervan. Grand  Rapids. IL. USA.

Kullberg, M.K. 2009. Finding God Beyond Harvard: A quest for Veritas. Interversity Press. Downers Grove. IL USA.

Lennox, J. 2009. G od’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Lion. UK.

Lewis, C.S. 1986.  Mere Christianity. 1986. Collins Fount  Paperback Edition. London.UK.

MacArthur, J., Mayhue, R.L. and Huges, J.A. (Eds.) 2009. Think Biblically! Recovering A Christian Worldview.  Crossway Books.Weathon, Illinois. USA.

Marsden, G. 1997. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. Oxford University Press. New York. USA.

McDowell, J. 1999. The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nashville. TN. USA.

McGrath, A. 1992.  Bridge-Building: Eff ective  Christian  Apologetics. IVP Books.Downers Grove. IL. USA.

McGrath, A. 2004.  The Twilight of Atheism: Th e Rise and  Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World. Galille Doubleday. New York. USA.

McGrath, A. and McGrath, J. 2007. The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine. IVP Books. Downers Grove. IL. USA.

Moreland, J. P. 1997.  Love Your God With All Your Mind. The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. NavPress. Colorado, Springs. USA.

Morris, H. 2010. The Biblical Basis For Modern Science. Master Books. Green Forest. AR. USA.

Morris, H. 2000.  Biblical Creationism: What Each Book of the Bible Teaches About Creation & the Flood.  Master  Books. Green Forest. AR. USA.

Noebel, D. and Edwards, C. 2002.  Thinking like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Christian worldview. Broadman & Holman Publishers. Nashville. TN. USA.

Noll, M. 1994. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Eerdemans. Grand Rapids. USA.

Opitz, D. and Melleby, D. 2007.  The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness. Brazos Press, Grand Rapids, MI.  USA.

Pearson, G. 2007. That’s a Great Question: What to say  When Your Faith is Challenged. Victor Books. Colorado  Spring. USA.

Poe, H. L. 2004.  Christianity in the Academy.  Baker Academic, Grand Rapids. MI. USA.

Schaeffer, F. 1982. The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer. A Christian Worldview. Crossway Books. Wheaton. IL.  USA.

Sire, J. 1993. Chris Chrisman Goes to College. IVP. Downers Grove. IL. USA.

Sire, J. 2006. Why Good Arguments Often Fail. IVP. Downers Grove. IL. USA.

Spetner, L. 1997. Not by Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution. Judaica Press. NY. USA.

Sproul, R. 2003. Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics. Crossway Books. Wheaton Illinois. USA

Strobel, L. 1998. (Ed.)  The Case for Christ.  Zondervan. Grand Rapids. MI. USA.

Strobel, L. 2000.  The Case for Faith. Zondervan. Grand  Rapids. MI. USA.

Taylor, J. 2006. Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment. Baker Academic. Grand Rapids. IL.  USA.

Veith, G. 2003. Loving God With All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World.  Crossway  Books. Wheaton. IL. USA.

Williams, P. 2004.  I Wish I could Believe In Meaning: A  Response to Nihilism. Damaris Publishing. Hampshire, UK.

Zacharias, R. and Giesler (eds) 2003.  Who Made God?: And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith. Zondervan. Grand Rapids. MI. USA.

 

ARTS, THEATRE & FILM STUDIES

Listen to Christians in Theatre & Film Studies by Prof. Camille Hallstrom (audio: 9.6mb)

Begbie, Jeremy. Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts. Dulles, VA: T. & T. Clark Publishers. Ltd., 1991.

Begbie, Jeremy. Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2000.

Best, Harold. Music through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1993.

Bustard, Ned. It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. Baltimore: Square Halo Books, 2000.

Gaebelein, F. E. The Christian, the Arts and Truth: Regaining the Vision of Greatness. Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1985.

Hallstrom, C.J. Theatre as incarnation; toward a vision for redemption of dramatic art. Presbyterion 27/2 (Fall 2001): 132–146 (download paper: pdf 185kb)

Harbinson, C. the Arts & Spiritual Warfare. Collinharbinson.com. 1989.

Johnson, T. Eric. Performing the sacred : theology and theatre in dialogue. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2009.

Nicolosi, B. and Lewerenz, S. (Eds) Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film, and Culture. Baker Books. 2005.

Poland Larry W. Lion’s Den Survival Principles: For Media Professionals . . . and Everyone Else. BookSurge Publishing . 2009.

Brand, H. And Chaplin, A. Art & Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts. IVP. 2001.

Ryken, Leland. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts. Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1989.

Schaeffer, Francis A. Art and the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.

Trevor A. Hart, Steven R. Guthrie. (Eds). Faithful performances : enacting Christian tradition  Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2007.

Turner, Steve. Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

Veith, Gene Edward. The Gift of Art: The Place of Art in Scripture. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1983.

 

MATHEMATICS

The Association of Christians in mathematics has a variety of resources on a Christian approach to mathematical and computational sciences.

Brabenec, Robert L, ed. 1977 A Christian perspective on the foundations of mathematics
Proceedings of a Conference Held at Wheaton College in April 1977 Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College,

Daniel J. Cohen,  Equations From God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith, The John Hopkins University Press, 2007

Granville, C. Henry. Logos: Mathematics and Christian Theology. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1976.

Hare, Angela. “Mathematics and Christianity: Integration Project.” Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Resource Center, 1997.

Neuhouser, David L 1979 Truth: mathematical and biblical Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 31, 1, Mar 1979: 29-33

Russell W. Howell and W. James Bradley,  Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: A Christian Perspective, ed. by . Eerdmans, 2001.

T. Koetsier and L. Bergmans, eds., Mathematics and the Divine A Historical Study  Elsevier Science; (Dec 30 2004)

Vern Polythress, A Biblical View of Mathematics in:Foundations of Christian Scholarship: Essays in the Van Til Perspective, Gary North  Ed.  1976: 158-188.

 

POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

E. Calvin Beisner. Prospects For Growth: A Biblical View of Population, Resources, and the Future. Crossway Books, Westcheser, Illinois. 1990.

 

SOCIOLOGY

Balswick, Jack O. and J. Kenneth Morland. Social Problems: A Christian Understanding and Response. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1990.

De Santo, Charles P., Calvin Redekop, and William L. Smith-Hinds, eds. A Reader in Sociology: Christian Perspectives. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001.

Fraser, David A. and Tony Campolo. Sociology Through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992.

Gill, R. (Ed.). Theology and sociology: A reader. New York, NY: Cassell. 1996.

Grunlan, Stephen A. and Milton Reimer, eds. Christian Perspectives on Sociology. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001.

Grunlan, S. A., & Reimer, M. (Eds.).  Christian perspectives on sociology. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. 2001.

Heddendorf, Russell. Hidden Threads: Social Thought for Christians. Richardson, TX: Probe Books, 1990.

Heddendorf, R., & Vos, M.Hidden threads: A Christian critique of sociological theory. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 2010.

Hugen, Beryl and T. Lane Scales, eds. Christianity and Social Work: Readings on the Integration of Christian Faith and Social Work Practice, 2d ed. Botsford, CT: North American Association of Christians in Social Work, 2002.

Knudsen, Robert D. Sociology: The Encounter of Christianity with Secular  Science. Memphis, TN: Christian Studies Center, 1981.

Leming, M. R., DeVries, R. G., & Furnish, B. F. (Eds.) The Sociological perspective: A value-committed introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books..  1989.

Lyon, David. Sociology and the Human Image. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1983.

Marshall, Paul A. and Robert E. VanderVennen, eds. Social Science in Christian Perspective. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988.

Marshall, Paul A., Sander Griffioen, and Richard J. Mouw, eds. Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989.

Mathisen, James. “The Origins of Sociology: Why No Christian Influence.” Christian Scholar’s Review 19 (Fall 1989): 49-65.

Poythress, V. S. Redeeming sociology: A God-centered approach. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2011.

Tweedell, C. B. (Ed.). Sociology: A Christian  approach for changing the world. Marion, IN: Triangle Press. 2010.