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b. Historical and Sociological Perspectives on the Controversy

  • Artigas, Mariano, Thomas F. Glick & Rafael A. Martinez. Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877 - 1902. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
  • Bowler, Peter J. Evolution: The History of An Idea. Revised Edition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989.
  • Brown, Frank Burch. The Evolution of Darwin’s Religious Views. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1986.
  • Coleman, Simon & Leslie Carlin. The Cultures of Creationism: Antievolution in English-Speaking Countries. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.
  • Comfort, Nathaniel, ed. The Panda’s Black Box: Opening up the Intelligent Design Controversy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
  • Fowler, Thomas B. & Daniel Kuebler. The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.
  • Giberson, Karl & Donald Yerxa. Species of Origins: America’s Search for a Creation Story. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield, 2002.
  • Keynes, Randal. Darwin, His Daughter, and Evolution. New York: Riverhead Books, 2002.
  • Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
  • Larson, Edward J. Trial and Error: The American Controversy over Creation and Evolution. 3rd edition. NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Larson, Edward J. Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory. New York: Modern Library, 2004.
  • Livingstone, David N. Darwin’s Forgotten Defenders: The Encounter Between Evangelical Theology and Evolutionary Thought. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987.
  • Livingstone, David N. Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Marsden, George. “Why Creation Science?” In Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, pp. 153 - 81. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991.
  • McCalla, Arthur. The Creationist Debate: The Encounter Between the Bible and the Historical Mind. New York: Continuum, 2006.
  • Midgley, Mary. Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. New York: Methuen, 1985.
  • Moore, James R. The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come to Terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870 - 1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
  • Numbers, Ronald L. “The Dilemma of Evangelical Scientists.” In Evangelicalism in Modern America, pp. 150 - 60. Edited by George Marsden. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1984.
  • Numbers, Ronald L. Darwinism Comes to America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
  • Numbers, Ronald L. The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design. Enlarged edition. Cambrige, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.
  • Numbers, Ronald L. Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Phipps, William E. Darwin’s Religious Odyssey. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002.
  • Roberts, Jon H. Darwinism and the Divine in America: Protestant Intellectuals and Organic Evolution, 1859 - 1900. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
  • Rose, Michael. Darwin’s Spectre: Evolutionary Biology in the Modern World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Ruse, Michael. The Evolution Wars. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2000.
  • Ruse, Michael. The Evolution - Creation Struggle. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Sapp, Jan. Genesis: The Evolution of Biology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Thomson, Keith Stewart. Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • Toumey, Christopher. God’s Own Scientists. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1994.
  • Witham, Larry A. Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Contributed by: Dr. Randy Maddox

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