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Barbour, Ian G. When science meets religion: Enemies, strangers, or partners?. San Francisco: Harper, 2000.

Ian G. Barbour has received a B.D. from Yale University as a theologian and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago as a physicist. He has been a religion professor, a physics professor, and the Dean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Carleton College before he decided to retire.  Ian Barbour was also the recipient of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. His book, When science meets religion: Enemies, strangers, or partners?, was originally published in 2000 by SPCK, a Christian publishing company. In this book, Ian discusses multiple issues between science and religion as well as gives examples of different relations between religion and science found in history.

Fischer, Claude. \"Science vs. Religion... or Science and Religion?\" The Berkeley Blog. N.p., 26 Mar. 2015. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

Claude’s University of California faculty page stated that Claude Fischer works at University of California, Berkeley as a professor in the Graduate School of Sociology. He has gotten his Ph.D. from Harvard University and received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He has had many accomplishments, such as receiving the 1996 Robert and Helen Lynd award. In this article, Claude writes about a fairly recent study that shows how religious and nonreligious people have more in common than most thought. His analysis on the study and helps suggest that religion and science are compatible, besides the creation and evolution conflict.

Haught, John F. Science and religion: From conflict to conversation. Paulist Press, 1995.

John F. Haught worked at Georgetown University as a Professor in the Theology Department. According to Georgetown University’s official website, John Haught received his Ph.D. from Catholic University in 1970. The website also states that John has won the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion in 2002 and won the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence. His book cited was originally published in 1995 by Paulist Press. In this book, John helps the reader understand the intricate relationship between science and religion. He proceeds to talk about four different stances in both science and religion with the goal to have the reader properly introduced to the topic by the end of the book


Kurtz, Paul. Science and religion: are they compatible?. Prometheus Books, 2003.

Paul Kurtz attended Washington Square College University and later studied at Columbia University. He received his PH.D. in 1954 from Columbia University. He founded a great amount of organizations, such as the Society of Humanist Philosophers, founded in 1997. The book was published in 2003 by Prometheus Books, a publishing company actually founded by Paul Kurtz himself in 1969. In Science and religion: are they compatible?, Paul along with contributors Ranjit Sandhu and Barry Karr write about different topics such as the relationship between ethics and religion and the Big Bang Theory.  They reference many notable figures in science, including Richard Feynman, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize.

Lama, Dalai. The universe in a single atom: The convergence of science and spirituality. Harmony, 2005.

Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his struggle for the release of Tibet without violence. Throughout his lifetime, the Dalai Lama has been awarded one hundred fifty awards, doctorates, and more. He has written or co-written one hundred ten books. In this book, Dalai Lama shows how in order to have the full understanding of the truth, both scientific and religious types of inquiry have to be explored. He shows similarities between religious and scientific interpretations of the world, such as Darwinism and karma. These parallels provide proof for the complementary relationship both perspectives can have.

McCormick, Thomas R., DMin. \"Spirituality and Medicine.\" Spirituality and Medicine: Ethical Topic in Medicine. N.p., Apr. 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2017

Thomas R. McCormick works at the University of Washington in Seattle as Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Medical History and Ethics. According to Thomas’s faculty page on University of Washington’s website, he helped create the first course on medical ethics at the university. He also works at Midwestern University as a professor in bioethics. In this article, Thomas discusses the role that religion plays in helping patients in hospitals heal. He includes different survey and other research results pertaining to the topic. He also answers common inquiries such as about how to respect others’ religious views and how to work alongside hospital chaplains.

Norgaard, Richard B. \"Can Science and Religion Better Save Nature Together?\" BioScience. Oxford Academic, 01 Sept. 2002. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.

Richard B. Norgaard works at the University of California Berkeley as Professor of Energy and Resources. He got his Master of Science in agricultural economics from Oregon State University, Bachelor of the Arts from the University of California, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has written one book and co-written or edited three other books, and has over one hundred other publications. In this article, Richard talks about multiple figures from history who find bridges between science and religion. Among these historical figures are Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, Loren Eiseley, and Lynn White Jr.  These references show how science and religion are connected in various ways.

Sacks, Jonathan. The great partnership: Science, religion, and the search for meaning. Schocken, 2012.

Jonathan Sacks is a British rabbi, philosopher, and an award-winning author, according to his official website. He won the Templeton Prize in 2016 and was also a professor at many universities, such as King’s College London. He also won awards such as the Jerusalem Prize in 1995 and the Guardian of Zion Award in 2014. Jonathan served for 22 years as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Jonathan is currently working at New York University as a professor. In his book, Jonathan makes connections between science and religion by referencing history to show how religion has always had an impacted in human culture. His book supports the statement that religion and science can work together.

\"Science and Religion: Reconcilable Differences.\" Science and Religion: Reconcilable Differences. Understanding Science, n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

Understanding Science is a website created in 2009 by the University of California at Berkeley. The website was created to help people understand science by presenting information in  creative and interesting way, rather than just boring words on a page. It was made to be a resource for the public as well as teachers. The website was created with the help of historians, scientists, teachers, and philosophers. This website goes into depth about different studies and talks about how there are many different perspectives from religion and science do not disagree with each other at all. It also shows how a person can a scientist and also be religious.

Wilber, Ken. The marriage of sense and soul: Integrating science and religion. Random House, 2011.

Ken Wilber, also commonly referred to as “the Einstein of Consciousness,” is a writer on transpersonal psychology. He is a very well-known and influential philosopher. He has written many books, such as A Brief History of Everything. Ken is also the creator of the Integral Theory, which has been used in all kinds of fields from spirituality to sports. In this book, Ken Wilber gives the reader a new way to think about truth and meaning and to find a way to unify the two. Ken is able to help the reader find a common ground between science and religion by referencing attributes found in many of the world’s most well-known religious customs.

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