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For Further Reading: A Bibliography


Here is a selection of the writers who inspire us, not only with their vigorous thinking, but with their open-hearted inquiry. We think open-heartedness is indispensable for a new kind of conversation about issues of faith, science and culture. And We hope you enjoy that conversation with these authors.


Creating a Community for the Conversation: Ecclesiology and Worship

Rodney Clapp, A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society (InterVarsity Press, 1996).

D. Stephen Long, The Goodness of God: Theology, Church, and Social Order (Brazos, 2001).

David Burrell, Friendship and Ways to Truth (Notre Dame Press, 2000).

Samuel Wells, God’s Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (Blackwell, 2006).

James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (Baker Academic, 2009).

David Ford and Daniel Hardy, Living in Praise: Worshipping and Knowing God (Baker Academic, 2005).

Introduction” to Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan, 2010).

John Witvliet, “The Practice of Christian Worship,” Prologue to The Worship Sourcebook (Baker/Faith Alive, 2004).


Putting on Christ: Formation in Virtue

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue, 3rd Edition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007).

Brad Kallenberg, “The Master Argument of MacIntyre’s After Virtue,” from Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), 7-29.

Jonathan R. Wilson, Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: Lessons for the Church from MacIntyre’s After Virtue (Trinity Press International, 1997).

Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics (University of Notre Dame Press, 1983).

N.T. Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters (HarperOne, 2010).

Dorothy C. Bass, ed., Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People, 2nd ed. (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter, eds., Way to Live; Christian Practices for Teens (Upper Room Books, 2010).

Rebecca DeYoung, Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies (Brazos, 2009).

Elizabeth Newman, Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers (Brazos, 2007).

Paul Griffiths, The Vice of Curiosity: An Essay on Intellectual Appetite (CMU Press, 2006).

John D. Roth, Practices: Mennonite Worship and Witness (Herald Press, 2009).

David I. Smith and James K.A. Smith, eds., Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith & Learning (Eerdmans, 2011).

Miroslav Volf and Dorothy Bass, eds., Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life (Eerdmans, 2002).

Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Wells, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (Blackwell, 2006).

Stanley Hauerwas, “Suffering Beauty: The Liturgical Formation of Christ’s Body,” from Performing the Faith (Brazos, 2004), ch. 6


Come Let us Reason Together: Tradition-based Rationality

Alasdair MacIntyre, Whose Justice? Which Rationality? (Notre Dame Press, 1988).

Alasdair MacIntyre, Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry (Notre Dame Press, 1990).

H. Tristram Englehardt, Jr., “Moral Strangers, Moral Friends, and Deep Disagreements,” in The Foundations of Bioethics, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1996)

J. Todd Billings, The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Eerdmans, 2010).

Timothy George, Reading Scripture with the Reformers (InterVarsity, 2011).

Daniel Treier, Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice (Baker Academic, 2008).


All Things Hold Together in Christ: Exploring God’s World

Mark Noll, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (Eerdmans, 2011).

Paul Griffiths, Intelletual Appetite: Theological Grammar (Catholic University of America Press, 2009).

Hans Boersma, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Eerdmans, 2011).

Peter Harrison, The Bible, Protesantism, and the Rise of Natural Science (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Stanley Hauerwas, With the Grain of the Universe: The Church’s Witness and Natural Theology (Brazos, 2001).

Alasdair MacIntyre, “Epistemological Crises, Dramatic Narrative, and the Philosophy of Science,” The Monist 60 (1977).

Brad Kallenberg, God and Gadgets: Following Jesus in a Technological World (Cascade, 2011).

Matthew Walhout, “Looking to Charles Taylor and Joseph Rouse for Best Practices in Science & Religion,” Zygon 45 (2010): 558-574.

Jonathan R. Wilson, “The Place of the Natural Sciences in an Ecclesially Based University,” in Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic Society (Brazos, 2004), pp. 128-139.