Landman Library

Subject Guide: Religion and Science


Alphabetical Order:

2008 Fall, Buddhism and Science. RE114 Living Religions of the World
The lecture takes something ancient (Buddha) with something modern (Science) and discusses Buddha for the new age and Buddhism as a religion best suited for the modern times.

Bible and Gun: Christianity in Modern China. RE114 Living Religions of the World
This lecture is based on a book that Dr. Lee has recently published ‘The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900’ (2003). Drawing on unpublished Chinese archival materials and ethnographic data collected by him at several Christian villages in Guangdong Province, he argues that Christianity became far more indigenous in China than has been acknowledged in the scholarly literature. In areas with absence of state control and a long history of rural violence, mass conversions were encouraged by the conviction that Christianity – through church affiliation and missionary connections – would provide external support, protection and other advantages in the violent domain of local politics.

The Bible and the Emergence of Modern Science Prof. Peter Harrison
May 2005

Darwin’s Compass: Why The Evolution of Humans is Inevitable. Dr. Simon Conway Morris

Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion. Francisco J. Ayala

Eastern Brains: Probing the Partnership Between Buddhism and the Brain Sciences. US285 Altered States of Consciousness
Anne Harrington of Harvard lectures about the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and the human brain. She refers to the research of the University of Wisconsin’s Richard Davidson on the brain functions of Buddhist monks during long periods of meditation, and she talks about the fascination with the Eastern style of meditation of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture.

“Evolution and Religion”. David Sloan Wilson
March 2007

The Evolution of Morality. Dr. David Lahti
November 2011

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Lecture Series
Genesis and the Big Bang. Gerald L. Schroeder

God, Darwin and Design. Prof. Kenneth Miller
April 2010

God of Antimatter. Prof. Gerald Gabrielse
March 2006

God, Providence, and the Evolutionary Phenomenon of Cooperation. Prof. Sarah Coakley
November 2008

Gorillas and God: The Evolutionary Roots of Religion. Dr. Barbara King
September 2010

Hampshire College Sciences and Religion Lecture Series
Heretical Thoughts about Science and Society. 
Dr. Freeman J. Dyson

Islamic Soufism Documentary. RE114 Living Religions of the World

Human Genetics and the Image of God. Dr. Graeme Finlay
November 2006

Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power. RE114 Living Religions of the World
Veteran TIME magazine senior correspondent and Beijing bureau chief, Dr. David Aikman, details the story of China’s enormously rapid conversion to Christianity and what this change means to the global balance of power.

The Language of God. Dr. Francis S. Collins

Lecture Series: Religion and Science Part 2: Can Faith and Science Co-exist?. RE114 Living Religions of the World
Speaker 1: He frequently gives lectures and conducts retreats within and outside of the U.S. Venerable Jian Hu represents the Buddhist religion.

Speaker 2: He has edited two special issues of The Muslim World on topics related to contemporary Islam in America.

Speaker 3: He has been involved with several local social justice causes and inter-faith dialogues.

Speaker 4: Dr. Patel thinks that the mystery of God and His creation becomes easier to comprehend in light of modern science and mathematics along with the revelations laid down in ancient scriptures.

Speaker 5: Rabbi Michael Lotker is a second career rabbi having been ordained at age 55 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003. He is a physicist who spent his first career in Alternative Energy focusing on wind, solar and geothermal energy.

The Multiverse, Ultimate Causation and God. Prof. George F. R. Ellis
November 2007

Mystery in Science, Reason in Religion: How the Two Intersect and Overlap. Prof. Francis Everitt

Mysteries of the Delphis Oracle: Ancient Religion, Modern Science. Dr. John R. Hale
March 2011

Nanotechnology – Grey Goo or Great God?. Prof. Andrew Briggs
March 2005

Natural, Belief and the Supernatural. Dr. Lawrence Principe (Professor of chemistry & History of Science,
Medicine & Technology at Johns Hopkins University)
April 2007

Religion after Darwin?. Dr. Philip Kitcher
April 2009

Stem Cells – Playing God Again?. Dr. William Hurlbut
March 2007

Sufism vs. Science. RE114 Living Religions of the World
Using science to show how Sufism is the best religion since to be a Sufi is to a scientist on how to serve God.

The Trotter Prize and Endowed Lecture Series

What is Mysticism, Sufism – An Interview With Professor William C. Chittick. RE114 Living Religions of the World
Interview 10/12/09 on the radio show “Science, Health and Healing” with host Majid Ali, MD (WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio) in anticipation of the Ibn Arabi conference in New York, November 6 2009