Resources for a Christian worldview



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Theology and biblical studies


C2 Christian ethics blog

Ethics: Person, Practices and Society International Symposium

Workshop papers:

  Andrew Basden Enrich humanist thinking

  Henk Stoker The ethical dilemma of �unethical� religious movements

  Ralph Vunderink Love, power and justice

  Bennie van der Walt A shame-/versus a guilt-orientated conscience: an explanation for difference between African and Western ethics

  Hans Burger The significance of �being in Christ� for Christian ethics

  Harry Cook These all look to you: Darwin and Psalm 104

  Rudi Hayward Na�ve experience and differentiated practices

  Michael Heyns The transcendentalness of the moral order

  Yasunori Ichikawa God, man and nature in the Christian and Japanese-Shintoistic views, implications for environmental ethics

  Ananka Loubser Nature vs culture in sustainable environmental management

  Martin Rice Moral intuitionism: moral properties as directly perceived, non-mysterious parts of the world

  Jonathan Chaplin Public justice as a political norm

  Giacomo Carlo Di Gaetano The reception of reformed epistemology in the Italian philosophical context

  Peter Stoker Christian ethic and the concept of creation

  Danie Strauss Legal rights for plants and animals

  Pieter Vos Educating for Autonomy: Reconstructing a Moral Ideal

  Marc de Vries Ethics and the increasing complexity of technology

  Albert Weidman Integrity and accountability in applied linguistics

Andre Troost The Christian Ethos (translated into English by Kobus and Yvonne Smith) (Bloemfontein: Patmos, 1983).

Worldview books

2008. Craig G. Bartholomew and Mike W. Goheen. 2008. Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.
There are a number of excellent resources to accompany this book here.

J. Mark Bertrand. 2007. (Re)Thinking Worldviews: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World. Wheaton: Crossway Books.

Steven Garber.2007. The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior. Downers Grove: IVP. 2nd edn.

Julian Hardyman. 2006. Glory Days: Living the Whole of your Life for Jesus. Leicester: IVP.

Arthur F. Holmes. 1983. Contours of a World View. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

David Naugle. 2002. Worldview: The History of a Concept. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Paul A. Marshall, et al eds. 1989. Stained Glass: Worldview and Social Science. Lanham MD: University Press of America.

Paul Marshall and Lela Gilbert. 1998. Heaven is not my Home: Living in the Now of God's Creation. Nashville: Word.

Nancy Pearcey. 2004. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity. Wheaton: Crossway Books.

John Peck and Charles Strohmer. 2001. Uncommon Sense: God's Wisdom for our Complex and Changing World. London: SPCK.

James W. Sire. 1976. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog. Downers Grove: IVP. 4th revised edn 2004.

James W. Sire. 2004. Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept. Downers Grove: IVP.

Brian J. Walsh and J. Richard Middleton The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian Worldview. Downers Grove: IVP.

B. J. van der Walt. 1991. Anatomy of Reformation: Flashes and Fragments of a Reformational Worldview. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education.

B. J. van der Walt. 1994. The Liberating Message: A Christian Worldview for Africa. (Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, Institute for Reformational Studies).

B. J. van der Walt. 2001. Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind: Shaping a Biblical Worldview and a Christian Perspective on Scholarship. Potchefstroom: Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Africa.

B. J. van der Walt. 2008. The Eye is the Lamp of the Body:Worldviews and their Impact. Potchefstroom: Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Africa.

Michael E. Wittmer.2004. Heaven Is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Al Wolters. 1985. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Second edition 1988. Revised and expanded 2005 (with Mike Goheen)

Art and aesthetics

Craig Bartholomew 1994. “'Dominion’ as a Key to Understanding Art,” in Venster op Die Kunste: Christelike Perspektiewe/ A Window on the Arts: Christian Perspectives (Potchefstroom: IRS, 1994), 41-57.

Hilary Brand and Adrienne Dengerink Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts Piquant, 2001.

Adrienne [Dengerink] Chaplin , 'Past the Post: Post-modernist Art and Beyond,' Third Way (March 1988) 14-16

Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin 'What's the point?' Summer reading and the arts Comment 2007.

Duncan Roper

'The gospel, art and aesthetic theory'. Issues Number 6, November 1990.

'Aesthetics, art and education: a Christian look at art' (1980) [pdf] No Icing on the Cake: Christian Foundations for Education (ed. Jack Mechielsen) (Brookes-Hall Publishing Foundation, 1980)

'Aesthetics, art and education: consequences for curriculum' (1980) [pdf] No Icing on the Cake: Christian Foundations for Education (ed. Jack Mechielsen) (Brookes-Hall Publishing Foundation, 1980)

'A Christian Look at Educating Art & Aesthetics' (Sept 1978) [pdf]

Hans Rookmaker
Art Needs no Justification (IVP, 1978) on-line version Modern Art and the Death of a Culture (IVP, 1970) Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker (editor) The Complete Works of Hans R. Rookmaaker (Piquant, 2002/3) vols 1-6:
1. Art, Artists and Gauguin
2. New Orleans Jazz, Mahalia Jackson and the Philosophy of Art
3. The Creative Gift, Dürer, Dada and Desolation Row
4. Western Art and the Meanderings of a Culture
5. Modern Art and the Death of a Culture
6. Our Calling and God’s Hand in History

Richard and Janice Russell The darkening West: a study in contemporary art and philosophy (available from CSU here.)

Calvin Seerveld Seerveld's books are available from Tuppence Press (in North America) and the Christian Studies Unit (in the UK) and Piquant (in the UK)
Rainbows for a Fallen World. Toronto: Tuppence Press, 2005 Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding Art Piquant 2000.

On Seerveld:

Gregory Baus Seerveld’s Hineinlebenshaltung

Lambert Zuidervaart and Hernry Luttikhuizen eds., Pledges of Jubilee. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995

Lambert Zuidervaart, Artistic Truth: Aesthetics, Discourse, and Imaginative Disclosure. Cambridge University press, forthcoming.

Lambert Zuidervaart and Henry Luttikhuizen, eds., The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy (St. Martin's, 2000)


Craig Bartholomew, Jonathan Chaplin, and Al Wolters, eds., A Royal Priesthood: The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

Jonathan Chaplin

1992. Politics and the Parties: When Christians Disagree. Leicester: IVP, 1992

1995. ‘Dooyeweerd's Notion of Societal Structural Principles’. Philosophia Reformata 60 : 16-36.

1997. 'Catholic Political Thought: What Can Evangelicals Learn' Transformation 14 (3:10.

1998. “Christian Theories of Democracy.” In Contemporary Political Studies, 1998, Volume II, edited by Andrew Dobson and Jeffrey Stanyer. UK: Political Studies Association of the UK, 1998.

2000. “Beyond Liberal Restraint: Defending Religiously Based Arguments in Law and Public Policy.” University of British Columbia Law Review 33/3 (2000): 617-646.

2000. ‘Silencing the Silencers: Reclaiming a Christian Voice in Political Debate’. Pro Rege 29 (1).

2003. ‘On Globalization: An Exercise in Public Theology’. Comment (Spring).

2006. ‘Rejecting Neutrality, Respecting Diversity: From ‘Liberal Pluralism’ to ‘Christian Pluralism’'. Christian Scholar's Review .

Jon Chaplin and Paul Marshall (ed.) 1994. Political Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard Zylstra. Lanham MD: University Press of America.

Roy Clouser 1999 'A non-reductionist theory of the State' The Myth of Religious Neutrality Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press ch 13.

Jan Dengerink 'The idea of justice' Westminster Theological Journal, XXXIX (Fall): 1–59.

Jan Dengerink 1978. The Idea of Justice in Christian Perspective. Toronto: Wedge.

Herman Dooyeweerd

  1975. Christian Idea of the State. Craig Press.

  1997. Essays in Legal, Social, and Political Philosophy. Alan M. Cameron et al (ed.). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd, Series B, Volume 2, pp. 121–55.

  2004. Political Philosophy. Daniël Strauss (ed.). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd, Series D, Volume 1 (2004), pp. 17–47.

  2010. The Crisis in Humanist Political Theory Collected Works Series B Volume 7. (ed D F M Strauss and H van Dyke)  Paideia Press

Stuart Fowler The State in the light of the Scriptures. Potchefstroom:IRS, 1988 F2 No.46

Albert Gedraitis 1972. Worship and Politics. Toronto: Wedge.

Chris Gousmett 1999. Christianity and politics: a reformational perspective. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. Reeks F1 No 384.

Bob Goudzwaard 1984 Idols of our Time. Downers Grove: IVP

Sander Griffioen 1981 Facing the New Corporatism Toronto: CLAC

William A. Harper and Theodore R. Malloch 1981. Where are we now? The State of Christian Political Reflection UPA.

E L Hebden Taylor 1969. The Christian Philosophy of Law, Politics, and the State (Craig Press)

David Koyzis

  1997. ‘Canadian Election Accentuates Divisions Once Again,’ Public Justice Report (July-August). 1997. ‘A Call to Reform the Canadian Electoral System,’ Public Justice Report (July-August).

  2001. Symposium: The Future of Federalism,’ Comment (July-August): 14-15.

  2000. ‘Voter turnout and competitive politics,’ Public Justice Report 23 (3).

  2002. ‘Differentiated Responsibility and the Challenge of Religious Diversity,’ Journal of Markets & Morality 5 (1) (spring 2002): 199-207.

  2003. Political Visions and Illusions (Downers Grove: IVP).

  2004. ‘Christianity and Liberalism: Two Alternative Religious Approaches,’ the New Pantagruel: Hymns in the Whorehouse, (Summer) 1 (3).

  2004. ‘Making a Good Constitution Better: A Response to Janet Ajzenstat,’ Comment (Work Research Foundation) (Winter): 15-21.

Abraham Kuyper1991. Problem of Poverty ed Jim Skillen. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

Abraham Kuyper 1931 Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)

Paul Marshall.

  1986. Thine is the Kingdom (Basingstoke: Marshalls)

  1991. A Calvinist Political Theory Potchefstroom: IRS, F1 no 283, 1991.

  2002. God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield).

Rockne McCarthy et al.1981. Society, State, School: A Case for Structural and Confessional Pluralism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Henry Meeter 1990 (6th edn)The Basic ideas of Calvinism: The Theological and Political Ideas (revised by Paul Marshall) Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Richard Mouw 1983. Politics and the Biblical Drama Grand Rapids: Baker Book House

Monsma, Stephen V. 1994. Pursuing Justice in a Sinful World. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1984.

H E Runner 1962. Scriptural Religion and Political Task Guardian Pub Co.

Gary Scott Smith 1989. God and Politics: Four Views on the Reformation of Civil Government P&R Publishing

Timothy R. Sherratt and Ronald P. Manhurin 1995. Saints as Citizens: A Guide to Public Responsibilities for Christians. Baker Books and The Center for Public Justice.

Jim Skillen see the full bibliography here and Wearne (2008)

Skillen, James and Rockne M. McCarthy (ed) 1991. Political Order and the Plural Structure of Society. Emory University, Scholars Press, 1991. Spykman, Gordon, et al. 1988. Let My People Live: Faith and Struggle in Central America. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Alan Storkey 1979. A Christian Social Perspective Leicester: IVP.

Alan Storkey 2005. Jesus and Politics Grand Rapids: Baker.

B J van der Walt

    1981. No.18 Why the State? Bible Study on Romans 13 and Revelation 13 F2 No 18.

   1999. No 50 Religion and Society: Christian involvement in the public square (86 pages) F3 No 50.

B J van der Walt and Rita Swanepoel (ed) 1995. Confessing Christ in Doing Politics Orientation Jan-Dec (75-78)

Bruce Wearne 2008 Public Justice for All: An Annotated Bibliography of the Works of James W. Skillen, 1967-2008 Bristol: allofliferedeemed

John Witte Jr 1993. Christian Democracy in Global Context Oxford: Westview. Bernard Zylstra - see bibliography here.


Andy Hartropp. 1997. "Christianity and Economics: an Annotated Bibliography", Association of Christian Economists December

Bruce C Wearne Cultivating Care within a Vulnerable Economy: an annotated bibliography of the English writings of Bob Goudzwaard 1967-2008
A full bibliography of Christian economist Bob Goudzwaard's English writings - contains links to most of his works.

Books and articles

Henk Aay & Ab Van Langevelde, 2005. "A Dooyeweerd-Based Approach To Regional Economic Development," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 96(2), pages 184-198, 04

Cramp, A B. "In what sphere is economics sovereign?" In: Social science in Christian Perspective. Paul A Marshall and Robert E Vandervennen, eds. Lanham: University Press of America, 1988, pp. 199-217.

Cramp, A B. Notes towards a Christian critique of secular economic theory. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies, 1975. Toronto: Wedge; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979.

Kenneth Elzinga. 1981. "A Christian View of Economic Order", Reformed Journal, Vol. 31, pp. 13-16.

Gay, Craig M. 1991. With Liberty and Justice for Whom? The recent evangelical debate over capitalism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Bob Goudzwaard and Harry de Lange 1994. Beyond poverty and affluence. Toward an economy of care. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Bob Goudzwaard. Capitalism and Progress: A Diagnosis of Western Society.

Bob Goudzwaard.1984. Idols of our Time. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

Graham, W Fred, George N Monsma, Carl J Sinke, Alan Storkey, John P Tiemstra. 1986. Reforming Economics: A Christian Perspective on Economic Theory and Practice. Grand Rapids: Calvin College Center for Christian Scholarship.

Graham, W Fred. 1971. The constructive revolutionary: John Calvin and his socio-economic impact. Richmond: John Knox Press.

Adolfo García de la Sienra. 2008. 'The economic sphere'

Donald A. Hay. 1989. Economics Today: a Christian Critique. Apollos, Leicester.

E. L. Hebden Taylor 1978. Economics, Money, and Banking. Craig Press.

Kuyper, Abraham 1991. The Problem of Poverty. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Langevelde, Ab van, 1997. "Bilingualism and economic development in west European minority language regions: a Dooyeweerdian approach," Research Report 97C39, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).

Paul Marshall. 1985. "A Christian view of economics." Crux 21, pp. 1:3-7.

Monsma, George N. 1988. "A Christian critique of neo-classical welfare economics." In: Social science in Christian perspective. Paul A Marshall and Robert E Vandervennen, eds. Lanham: University Press of America, pp. 287-302.

George N. Monsma. 'Christian faith and economic theorising'. In John B. Hulst ed. Christian Worldview and Scholarship. Eltham, Victoria: Amani Educational services.

Alan Storkey 1986. Transforming Economics: a Christian Way to Employment. London: SPCK.

Alan Storkey 1993. Foundational Epistemologies in Consumption Theory. VU University Press: Amsterdam.

D F M Strauss. 1997.Capitalism and Economic Theory in social philosophic perspective, in: Journal for Christian Scholarship, 1st & 2nd Quarter, pp.85-106.

John P. Tiemstra. 1993. "Christianity and Economics: A Review of the Recent Literature." Christian Scholar¿s Review 22 (1993) 3:227-247.

John P. Tiemstra 1998. "Why do economists disagree?". Signposts of God's Liberating Kingdom: perspectives for the 21st century. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. Insitute for Reformational Studies.

B. J. van der Walt. 1991. "Norms, means and ends; a reformational approach to economics". Anatomy of Reformation: Flashes and Fragments of a Reformational Worldview. Ch 21.

B. J. van der Walt. 1999. The tyranny of the neo-capitalist free market economy. Religion and Society: Christian involvement in the public square. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. Reeks F3, Versamelwerke ; no. 50. Potchefstroom: PU vir CHO. Ch4.

B. J. van der Walt. 2003. Towards a normative economy. Understanding and Rebuilding Africa: From Desperation Today to Expectation for Tomorrow. Potchefstroom: Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Africa. Ch 18.

B. J. van der Walt. 2004. ¿The Bible on poverty and wealth our task as Christians¿. Woord en Daad/ Word and Action 44 (388): 9-12.

Language and lingusitics

Pam Adams 1999. Phonics, whole language, and biblical hermeneutics. Pro Rege 28: 1-8.

Kornelius J. Boot 1987. Language: A few observations from a biblical perspective. Pro Rege 15:11-15.

Kornelius J. Boot 1974. The grammar confusion and some guidelines. Pro Rege 3 (Dec) : 28-34.

Barbara Carvill 1991. 'Foreign Language Education: A Christian Calling.' Christian Educators Journal, 30(3): 28-29.

Roy Clouser 1983. Religious language a new look at an old problem In Rationality in the Calvinian Tradition, Ed. Hart, Van derHoeven, & Wolterstorff. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1983), pp. 385ff.

Roy A Clouser 1988. Divine accomodation: an alternative theory of religious language Tijdskrif vir Christelike Wetenscap (Bloemfontein: Vereniging vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys, August, 1988), 94 -127.

Hugh Cook 1978. Why Johnny can't write; the illiteracy crisis Pro Rege6(March) : 21-28

L. D. Derksen 1985. Language and the transformation of philosophy. Philosophia Reformata 50: 134-149.

Joris van Eijnatten 1995. The language of all the earth or directional pluralism Philosophia Reformata 60(1): 55-62.

Syd Hielema 2006. Every Tribe, language, people and nation Pro Rege 24 (June): 1-9.

Noordegraaf, J 'Pieter A. Verburg and the History of Linguistics. A bio-bibliographical account.'

A W G Raath 1983. H G Stoker's cosmo-created philosophy of language TvCW

Calvin Seerveld. 2001. Babel, Pentecost, Glossolalia and Philoxenia: No Language is Foreign to God. Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 2 (2001). 5-30.

William A. Smalley. 1985 Learning about language. Pro Rege 14 (Sept): 2-8. (September 1985)

David Smith:
with Barbara Cavill The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality and Foreign Language Learning

2000. 'Gates Unlocked and Gardens of Delight: Comenius on Piety, Persons and Language Learning,' Christian Scholar's Review 30:2 (2000): 207-232.

2000. 'Faith and Method in Foreign Language Pedagogy,' Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 1 (2000): 7-25.

1998. For profit, pleasure, and power? Cultural diversity and the mixed motives of foreign language education. Pro Rege 26 (June): 1-13.

1997. 'In Search of the Whole Person: Critical Reflections on Community Language Learning.' Journal of Research on Christian Education 6:2 (1997): 159-181.

1997. 'Communication and Integrity: Moral Development and Modern Languages.' Language Learning Journal 15 (1997): 31-35

1996. 'What Hope After Babel? Diversity and Community in Gen 11:1-9, Exod 1:1-14, Zeph 3:1-13 and Acts 2:1-13.' Horizons in Biblical Theology 18:2 (1996):169-191.

1996. 'Rediscovering a Heritage: Lull, Bacon and the Aims of Language Teaching.' Spectrum 28:1 (1996): 9-28.

1993. 'Can Modern Language Teaching Be Christian?' Spectrum 25:1 (1993): 25-38.

D F M Strauss Thought and Language: on the line of demarcation between animal and human abilities, in: South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol.13, Nr.4 (pp.175-182).

Pieter A. Verburg 1998. Language and its Functions. A historico-critical study of views concerning the functions of language from the prehumanistic philology of Orleans to the rationalistic philology of Bopp Salmon. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins

P J Visagie 2001. Philosophy as a language game TvCW

Albert Weideman

Forthcoming. Beyond Expression: A Systematic Study of the Foundations of Linguistics Paideia Press/ Reformational Publishing Project.

   1977. Three journeys: one tradition. Standpunte 130 [Vol. 30 (4): 55-62].

   1977b. Philosophical elements in Four Quartets. Koers 42 (6): 525-532.

   1979a. Some basic semiotic categories. Anakainosis 1 (4): 2-7.

   1979b. Theses on P.A. Verburg's linguistic theory. Anakainosis 2 (1): 8-9.

   1985. The role of the psychology of language in applied linguistics. Acta Academica Series B 20 (101-107).

   1991. Faith and objectivity in linguistic science. Language matters (UK) 1: 10-11.

   1999. Five generations of applied linguistics: some framework issues. Acta Academica 31 (1): 77-98.

   2001. The old and the new: reconsidering eclecticism in language teaching. Per linguam 17 (1): 1-13.

   2003a. Towards accountability: a point of orientation for post-modern applied linguistics in the third millennium. Literator. 24(1): 1-20.

   2003d. Assessing and developing academic literacy. Per linguam 19 (1 & 2): 55-65.

   2006a. Transparency and accountability in applied linguistics. Southern African linguistics and applied language studies 24(1): 71-86.

   2006b. Assessing academic literacy in a task-based approach. Language matters 37(1): 81-101.

   2006c. A systematically significant episode in applied linguistics. In L.O.K Lategan & J.H. Smit (guest editors) (2006) Time and context relevant philosophy. Special edition 1 of the Journal for Christian scholarship 42 (November; pp. 231-244).

   2006d. Academic Literacy: Prepare to Learn

   2007a. Overlapping and divergent agendas: Writing and applied linguistics research. Forthcoming in C. van der Walt (ed.) Living through languages: An African tribute to Rene Dirven. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. Pp. 147-163. ISBN: 1-919980-31-8.

   2007b. The redefinition of applied linguistics: modernist and postmodernist views. Southern African linguistics and applied language studies 25(4):589-605.

   2007c. A responsible agenda for applied linguistics: confessions of a philosopher LSSA/SAALA/SAALT keynote address July. Per linguam 23(2): 29-53.

   2008a. The idea of lingual economy. Paper to be read at the ICCLING 2008 conference, Stellenbosch, January. Submitted to Koers. [pdf of PowerPoint presentation]

   2008b. Constitutive and regulative conditions for the assessment of academic literacy. Paper to be read at a colloquium on "Testing the academic literacy of additional language students" at the AILA 2008 conference in Essen, Germany, 26 August.[pdf of PowerPoint presentation]


Journal of Psychology and Christianity - the journal of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Bussema, Ken.1993. 'Perspectives on developmental psychology.' Pro Rege 22 (1):1-8.

Roy Clouser. 2005 (rev edn). 'Theories in psychology'. The Myth of Religious Neutrality (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press) ch 9

James Olthuis.2001. The Beautiful Risk: A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved (Zondervan) [Reviewed here ]

Arnold H. De Graaff.1980. Psychology: sensitive openness and appropriate reactions. Potchefstroom: I.A.C. (Series F2 no 17)

Arnold H. De Graaff. 1977. Views of man and psychology in Christian perspective: some readings. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies (mimeo)

Arnold H. De Graaff 2009. A Critical Essay: An evaluation of James H. Olthuis' A Beautiful Risk
A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved

Hackney, C.H. 2007. Possibilities for a Christian positive psychology. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 35 (3): 211-221.

Tory Hoff

Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman. 1991. Modern Psychotherapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press).

David Myers and Malcolm Jeeves. 1991. Psychology through the Eyes of Faith, (Leicester: Apollos).

Ian Ridgway

Lectures given during 2006 and 2007 at Tabor College, Melbourne, Australia as part of the Bachelor in Christian Counselling program
Earlier Lectures
Harry van Belle D Russel Bishop. 1988. Integrating Psychology and Christianity. A Biographical Sketch of Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen PSCF 40 (December 1988): 229-231.

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
  • 1976. 'View from the lion’s den: Integrating psychology and Christianity in the secular university classroom.' Christian Scholar’s Review 5: 364-373.
  • 1978. 'The behaviourist bandwagon and the body of Christ.' Crux 14 (1): 3-28.
  • 1982. 'The unfulfilled apprenticeship of North American psychology.' Christian Scholar’s Review 11 (4):291-315.
  • 1982. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: A Christian Looks at the Changing Face of Psychology, (InterVarsity Press).
  • 1984. 'The female reconstructs psychology.' Journal of Psychology and Christianity 3 (2): 20-32.
  • 1985. The Person on Psychology: A Contemporary Christian Appraisal (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)
Contents 1.Psychology in a Postmodern Age.
2.Non-western Psychologies from Ancient Times.
3.Ancient Greek Psychologies:Man as the Measure of All Things.
4.The Biblical Drama & the Meaning of Personhood.
5.Psychologists & Psychology's Paradigm.
6.Psychology & the Brain-Mind Debate.
7. Behavioral Psychology at Seventy.
8.The Cognitive Revival.
9.Social Psychology:A Battleground between two paradigms.
10.Personality Psychology; an Ambiguous Ally.
11.Psychology & the Agenda for the Future.
  • 1987. 'Personality theorizing within a Christian world view.' In: T Burke (ed). Man and mind: A Christian theory of personality. Millsdale, MI: Hillsdale College Press, pp. 171-198.
  • 1988. 'Psychology’s 'two cultures': a Christian analysis.' Christian Scholar’s Review 17 (4): 406-424.
Paul Vitz. 1994. Psychology as Religion:The Cult of Self-Worship, (Paternoster/Eerdmans, (2nd Edition) ).

Roderick G. Youngs. 1953. A prolegomena to a Christian psychology Calvin Forum vol. 18 (March) pp. 150-155.

Organisations etc.
The Network of Christians in Psychology (NeCIP) is a UK-based organisation for Christian professional and student psychologists in academic and applied settings

Christian psychology forum



Ian Barbour Ethics in an Age of Technology (The Gifford lectures 1990-91) (London: SCM, 1992) Examines the ethical challenges that technology confronts us with.

Andrew Basden Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems (IGI Publishing, 2008) Develops a Dooyeweerdian approach to information systems - essential reading!

Allen Emerson and Cheryl Forbes The Invasion of the Computer Culture (Leicester: IVP, 1990)
An examination of some of the key questions the computer culture has forced upon us. They also offer practical ways that computers can be used without being seduced by the bad. This should be required reading for all Christians who use computers!

Jacques Ellul Technological Society (London: Jonathon Cape, 1965) A pessimistic view of technology. Sees technology as a product of the fall. An important work nonetheless.

Allan Jiggins Human Future: Living as Christians in a High-Tech World (London: Scripture Union, 1988)
A useful introductory book.

David Lyon The Silicon society (Tring: Lion, 1986)
An insightful Christian critique of the computer culture.

Albert Borgmann Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology. (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2003)

Church of England BSR Cybernauts Awake

Monsma, Stephen V (ed). Responsible Technology: A Christian Perspective. Eerdmans, 1986. An indispensable book. If you only read one book on technology it should be this one!

Mitcham, Carl and Jim Grote, eds. Theology and Technology: Essays in Christian Analysis and Exegesis (New York: University Press of America, 1984)

Parker Rossman and Richard Kirby Christians and the World of Computers: Professional and Social Excellence in the Computer World (London: SCM, 1990) A study book; each chapter comes with suggestions for study and reading.

David Pullinger Information Technology and Cyberspace: Extra-connected living. (London, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2001)

Carl Mitcham and Jim Groote (eds) Theology and Technology: Essays in Christian Analysis and Exegesis (Lanham: University Press of America, 1984)
Has an extensive annotated bibliography, as well as containing useful articles by Ellul and Schurmann among others. Hendrick van Riessen The Society of the Future (Presbyterian and Reformed, no date)

Egbert Schuurman

  • (1977, 1983) Reflections on the Technological Society. Toronto: Wedge Pub.
  • (1980) Technology and the Future -- A Philosophical Challenge. Toronto: Wedge Pub
Not an easy read but well worth persevering with. Presents a Christian critique of Junger, Heidegger, Ellul, Meyer, Weiner, Steinbuch and Klaus.(1987) Christians in Babel. Jordan Station: Paideia Press.
  • (1990) The Future: Our Choice or Gods Gift? Exile Publications, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • (1994, 1995) Perspectives on Technology and Culture. IRS Press, South Africa/ Dordt Press, USA.
  • (1995) The Technological Culture between the Times -A Christian Philosophical Assessment of Contemporary Society. Dordt Press.
  • (2000) Faith and Hope in Technology. Toronto, Canada, 2003.
  • (2005) The Technological World Picture and an Ethics of Responsibility: Struggles in the Ethics of Technology. Dordt College Press.

Schuurman writes from a reformational perspective; his books are essential reading for all those who want to see what a Christian approach looks like.

Schultze, Quentin. Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

Chapters in books

Egbert Schuurman:
  • (1984) A Christian Philosophical Perspective on Technology. In C. Mitcham and J. Grote (eds), Theology and Technology, New York: University Press of America, pp. 107- 123.
  • (1987) The Modern Babylonian Culture. In P. Durbin (ed.) Technology and Responsibility. Dordrecht: Reidel, pp. 229-243
  • (1992) Crisis in Agriculture: Philosophical Perspective on the relation between Agriculture and Nature. In F. Ferr (ed.) Research in Philosophy and Technology -- Technology and the Environment London: Jai Press, pp. 191-213;


Andrew Basden

Steve Bishop ¿Towards a Christian approach to technology' Spectrum 23 (1991) 9-15

Steve Bishop 'The religious dimension of technology' RE Today 10 (3) 1993

David Lyon 'From Pacman to Homelink: Information technology and social ethics' Faith and Thought vol. 111 (1) (April 1985) 12-21

Paul Marshall 'Modern technology: idol or divine gift?' Evangelical Review of Theology vol. 10 (1986) 258-69David Pullinger Information technology: the ethical task. Gospel and Culture Newsletter. 21 (2004)

David Pullinger The impact of information technology on human identity The Bible in Transmission Summer 2003

Egbert Schuurman:

Steven H. VanderLeest Teaching Justice by Emphasizing the Non-neutrality of Technology JECB 10 (2) 2006:111-128

Quentin J. Schultze Faith, Education and Communication Technology JECB 8 (1) 2004: 9-21


Macht's Philosophy of technology website
A list of online technology articles

Society, Religion and Technology Project (Church of Scotland)

Faith, Science and Technology (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

Science and Christian Faith: Technoculture and the Future (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Institute for Religion, Technology and Culture
A website in development by a Canadian pioneer in the relation of theology and information technology.


Christian Scholars Review 31 (4) 2002 - special issue on Geography:
  • Tom Bulten - Community and Propinquity of Church Members [Abstract]
  • Iain Wallace - Globalization: Discourse of Destiny or denial? [Abstract]
  • Mark D. Bjelland - Until Justice and Stewardship Embrace: Or, How a Geographer Thinks About Brownfield Sites [Abstract]
  • Henk Aay - Geography¿s Cultural Landscape School: A Reformational Reading [Abstract]
  • Kathleen E. Braden - Exploring the Notion of "Good" in Sack's Geographic Theory of Morality [Abstract]
Henk Aay and Sander Griffioen (Ed) Geography and Worldview: A Christian Reconnaissance (UPA, 1998)

Chapters on:
  • Geography and the Natural Theology Imperative (Livingstone)
  • Postmodern Epistemologies: Are we stuck with our relatives? (Ley)
  • A Christian reading of the global economy (Wallace)
  • Christian worldview and geography: positivism, covenantal relations, and the importance of place (Curry-Roper)
  • God's own countries? Contours of a Christian worldview in Geography (Hoekveld-Meijer)
  • Alien in a foreign land: Human geography from the perspective of Christian citizenship (Hoekveld)
  • Christian worldview and geography: Christian schools in the Netherlands 1900-1960 (Aay)
  • Perspectives, Worldviews and Structures (Griffioen).
Available from CSU

Henk Aay 'Dooyeweerd¿s spatial modality and its implications for Geography'

Henk Aay 'Geography¿s cultural landscape school: a Reformational reading'

Henk Aay and A B van Langevelde 2005. 'A Dooyeweerd-based approach to regional development'. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 96 (2): 184-198. Henk Aay 1976. 'Geography, calling and curriculum' parts 1 and 2 Christian Educators Journal 16 (1): 16-19 and 16 (2): 1114.

Janel M. Curry and Steven McGuire 2002. Community On Land: Community , Ecology, and the Public Interest Rowman & Littlefield.

Janel M.Curry and Kathi Groenendyk. 2006. 'Place and Nature Seen Through the Eyes of Faith: Understandings Among Male and Female Seminarians.' Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 10(3): 326-354.

Janel M. Curry 2008. 'Understanding God, Nature, and Social Structure: A Case Study of GreatBarrier Island, New Zealand.' In Faithful Imagination in the Academy, edited by Janel M. Curry and Ronald A. Wells. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Janel M.Curry, 2008. 'Globalization and the Problem of the Nature/Culture Boundary.' In After Modernity? Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-Enchantment of the World, edited by James K.A. Smith. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Gerben De Jong 1958. 'The nature of human geography in the light of the ordiances of creation.' Free University Quarterly 5: 97-119.

Gerben De Jong 1962. Chronological differentiation as the fundamental principle of geography: An inquiry into the chronological conception of geography. Groningen: J. B. Wolters.

G. Angus Hills 1974. 'A philosophical approach to landscape planning' Landscape Planning 1: 339-371.

Gordon R. Lewthwaite 1973. 'Geography'. In Christ and the modern mind. edited by R W Smith. Downers Grove: IVP.

John L. Patterson 1984 David Harvey's Geography. London: Croom Helm.

Mark Roques 1989.Geography. In Curriculum Unmasked Eastbourne: Monarch/CiE, ch7 and ch 15.

J. Van der Hoeven 1990. Development in the light of encounter. In Norm and context in the social sciences edited by S. Griffioen and J. Verhoogt. Lanham, MD: UPA. (with a response by L. Zuidervaart)


Roy Clouser. 2001. Is Theism Compatible with Evolution?. In Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives, Ed. Rob Pennock. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001), 513-536.

J. J. Duyvene De Wit. 1962.  ¿Organic Life and the evolutionistic world and life view¿ Christian Perspectives 1962. Guardian Publishing Company: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

J. J. Duyvene De Wit. 1965. 'The Impact of Herman Dooyeweerd¿s Christian Philosophy upon Present Day Biological Thought'. In Philosophy and Christianity: Philosophical Essays Dedicated to Professor Dr. Herman Dooyeweerd. W F De Gaay Fortman et al. (eds),  Kampen: J.H. Kok. pp 405-433.

J. J. Duyvene De Wit. 1965. A New Critique of the Transformist Principle in Evolutionary Biology. Kampen: J.H. Kok.

Richard Gunton. 2006. 'Reformational Perspectives on the Evolution Controversy' ReformationalUK blog.

E. L. Hebden Taylor. 1967.  Evolution and the Reformation of Biology: A Study of the Biological Thought of Herman Dooyeweerd of Amsterdam and J. J. Duyvene de Wit. Craig Press.

Russell Maatman. 1993. The Impact of Evolutionary Theory: A Christian View. Dordt: Dordt College Press, 1993.

Arthur J. Jones. 2002. 'The Identity and Nature of the Created Kinds ¿ Speciation among Cichlid Fish'. Leicester: Genesis Agendum.

Jacob Klapwijk. 2008.  Purpose in the Living World?: Creation and Emergent Evolution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jan Lever. 1958. Creation and Evolution, Grand Rapids: International Publications. (Translation of Creatie en Evolutie, Wageningen, 1956)

M. D. Stafleu. 'The Idionomy of Natural Kinds and the Biological Concept of a Species' Philosophia Reformata, 65 (2), (2000): 154-169.

M. D. Stafleu 'Evolution, History, and the Individual Character of a Person', Philosophia Reformata, 67 (1), 2002: 3-18

Danie F.M. Strauss. 2003.The ¿Copernican turn¿ of biology in the 20th Century. Acta Academica 35(3):49-76.

Danie F.M. Strauss. 200.  Did Darwin initially develop a theory of evolution in the biological sense of the word? South African Journal of Philosophy 26(2): 190-203

Danie F.M. Strauss. 200. Biotic analogies ¿ a threat to scholarly reflection? Acta Academica 28(3): 29-5

Danie F.M. Strauss. 2001. The Effect of Ultimate Commitments on the Content of the Natural Sciences ¿ with special Reference to Biology as a Discipline. Journal for Christian Scholarship 37 :89-105.

Danie F.M. Strauss. 2009. Did Darwin get over the First Hurdle? (lacking evidence for the assumed origination of ¿life¿) Journal for Christian Scholarship 45 (3): 1-32.

Danie F.M. Strauss. 2009. Did Darwin get over the Second Hurdle? (the problem of constancy amidst change), 2009  Journal for Christian Scholarship 45 (3): 77-95
Sytse Strijbos. 1996. 'The Concept of the ¿Open System¿ ¿ Another Machine Metaphor for the Organism?'. In Facets of Faith and Science. Vol. 3, The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences Ed. J. Van der Meer. Lanham: University Press of America , Ch 10.

Sytse Strijbos. 1996. 'The Concept of Hierarchy in Contemporary Systems Thinking ¿ a Key to Overcoming Reductionism?'. In Facets of Faith and Science. Vol. 3, The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences. J. Van der Meer (ed.), Lanham: University Press of America, Ch 14.

Magnus Verbrugge. 1984. Alive: An Enquiry into The Origin and Meaning of Life, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1984, pages xviii, 139

Magnus Verbrugge. 1979.  Evolution and the biotic aspect of reality Anakainosis 2 (1) September: 2-7

Uko Zylstra. 1981. ¿Dooyeweerd¿s concept of classification in biology¿. In Life is Religion: Essays in Honor of H. Evan Runner. Paideia: St Catherine¿s.

Uko Zylstra. 1992. Living Things as Hierarchically Organised Structures. Synthese 99:  111-13

Uko Zylstra. 1996. The Influence of Evolutionary Biology on Hierarchical Theory in Biology, with Special Reference to the Problem of Individuality, in Facets of Faith and Science,vol. 2, The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective Ed. J. Van der Meer, Lanham: University Press of America. Ch 13,

Uko Zylstra. 2004. Intelligent-Design Theory: An Argument for Biotic Laws. Zygon, 39 (1); 175-191

Physical sciences

Steve Bishop
  • 1993. Science and faith: boa constructors and warthogs' Themelios 19(1) 4-9.
  • with J. Carpenter Constructivism: an introduction and critique' Spectrum 25(2).
  • with J Carpenter 'process science?' Spectrum 27(1).

Roy Clouser
  • 2005 (rev edn) 'Theories in Physics'The Myth of Religious Neutrality ch 8 .
  • 1995. The Uniqueness of Dooyeweerd's Program for Philosophy and Science: Whence the Difference? In Christian Philosophy at the Close of the 20th Century, Ed. Griffoen & Balk (Netherlands: Kampen, Kok, 1995), 113-125.
  • 1996. A Sketch of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy of Science. In Facets of Faith and Science, Ed. J. Van der Meer. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1996), vol. 2, 81-98.
Arthur Jones (ed.) Science in Faith: A Christian Perspective on teaching Science (Christian Schools' trust, 1998).

Pamela McKenzie (ed.) 'Science' in Entry Points for Christian Reflection within Education' (Care for Education, 1997) ch 8.
Tim Morris and Don Petcher Science and Grace: God's Reign in the Natural Sciences. Crossway, 2006.

Nancy Pearcey and Charles Thaxton The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural philosophy (Crossway Books, 1994)

Martin A. Rice Jr. What is a science? in Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd ed. D. F. M. Strauss and M. Botting (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000)

Arnold Sikkema
  •  'Laws of nature and God's world for creation' Fideles 2 (2007) pp.27-43
  • "Chaos Theory", entry in Heidi A. Campbell & Heather Looy, eds., A Science and Religion Primer (Baker Academic, 2009), pp. 59-60.
  •  "Quantum Theory", entry in Heidi A. Campbell & Heather Looy, eds., A Science and Religion Primer (Baker Academic, 2009), pp. 183-185.

D F M Strauss
  • The Significance of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy for the Modern Natural Sciences, in: Christian Philosophy at the Close of the Twentieth Century, Assessment and Perspective, eds. S. Griffioen & Balk, M., Publisher Kok Kampen, 1995 (ISBN 90-242-2305-9), (pp.127-138).
  • Does it make sense to distinguish between the natural sciences and the humanities? in: Journal for Christian Scholarship, Year 37, 1ste en 2nd Quarter, 2001, pp.25-36.
  • The Effect of Ultimate Commitments on the Content of the Natural Sciences ¿ with special Reference to Biology as a Discipline, in: Journal for Christian Scholarship, Year 37, 3de en 4th Quarter, 2001, pp.89-105.
  • Christianity and Islam ¿ the development of modern science and the genesis of the modern (just) state. Acta Theologica. Volume 24, No.1, June 2004, pp.168-185.
  • Are the Natural Sciences Free from Philosophical Presuppositions? Philosophia Reformata, Year 46, nr.1 (pp.1-13).

M.D. Stafleu
  • 1966. 'Quantum physics and the philsophy of the cosmonomic idea' (translated by H. Kiefte from 'Quantumfysica en wijsbegeerte der wetsidee' Philosophia Reformata 31 (1966) 126) 1970, ¿Analysis of time in modern physics¿, Philosophia Reformata 35: 1-24, 119-131.
  • 1972, ¿Metric and measurement in physics¿, Philosophia Reformata 37: 42-57.
  • 1978, ¿The mathematical and technical opening up of a field of science¿, Philosophia Reformata 43: 18-37.
  • 1979, ¿The isolation of a field of science¿, Philosophia Reformata 44: 1-15.
  • 1980, ¿The opening up of a field of science by abstraction and synthesis¿, Philosophia Reformata 45: 47-76.
  • 1980, Time and again, A systematic analysis of the foundations of physics, Toronto: Wedge; Bloemfontein: Sacum.
  • 1981, ¿Theories as logically qualified artefacts I¿, Philosophia Reformata 46: 164-189.
  • 1982, ¿Theories as logically qualified artefacts II¿, Philosophia Reformata 47: 20-40.
  • 1983, ¿Kritische studie: Popper's Postscript (I)¿, Philosophia Reformata 48: 50-65.
  • 1984, ¿Kritische studie: Popper's Postscript (II)¿, Philosophia Reformata 49: 71-91.
  • 1984, ¿The kind of motion we call heat¿, Tydskrif vir christelike wetenskap 20: 1-43.
  • 1985, ¿Spatial things and kinematic events (On the reality of mathematically qualified structures of individuality)¿, Philosophia Reformata 50: 9-20.
  • 1986, ¿Some problems of time - some facts of life¿, Philosophia Reformata 51: 67-82.
  • 1987, Theories at work, On the structure and functioning of theories in science, in particular during the Copernican revolution, Lanham, New York, London: University Press of America.
  • 1988, ¿Criteria for a law sphere (with special emphasis on the ¿psychic¿ modal aspect)¿, Philosophia Reformata 53: 171-186.
  • 1991, ¿Being human in the cosmos¿, Philosophia Reformata 56: 101-131. Time and Again: A Systematic Analysis of the Foundations of Physics (Wedge Publishing Foundation, 1980)
  • 1995, ¿The cosmochronological idea in natural science¿, in: S. Griffioen, B.M. Balk (eds.), Christian philosophy at the close of the twentieth century, Kampen: Kok, 93-111.
  • Relations and Characters in Protestant Philosophy (2006)



Gene B. Chase and Calvin Jongsma Bibliography of Christianity and mathematics 1910-1983 (Dordt, Iowa: Dort College, 1983)

An extensive annotated bibliography of papers and books dealing with Christian approaches and attitudes to maths.

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Journal of the ACMS

Full length Books

Robert L. Brabenec A Christian Perspective on the Foundations of Mathematics (Wheaton College, 1977)

Brabenec has edited a number of 'Mathematics from a Christian Perspective' Conference Proceedings, of which this is the first. They contain a wealth of useful information of integrating math and a Christian worldview, however, they are concerned primarily with higher education. Many of the articles are now available on-line here.

John Byl The Divine Challenge: on Matter, Mind, Math and Meaning (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2004) Review here by Russell Howell.

Charis Mathematics Project Charis Mathematics (Units 1-9 & Units 10-19; A1 -A6) (John Shortt, director) (editors John Shortt and John Westwell) (Nottingham: The Stapleford Centre, 1996 and 1997)

Photocopiable materials for bringing out the 'spiritual and moral' aspects of mathematics at the secondary school level; written by Christian teachers of mathematics.

Roy A. Clouser The Myth of Religious Neutrality: A Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1991; 2nd edn 2005)

Chapter 7 looks at some theories in mathematics (number-world theory; J. S. Mill; Bertrand Russell;and John Dewey) and shows how they all depend on divinising certain aspects of creation.

Andrew M. Hartely Christian and Humanist Foundations for Statistical Inference (Resource Publications, Wipf and Stock, 2008)

Looks at four of the dominant paradigms in statistics and compares them with a Christian worldview

James Nikel Mathematics: Is God Silent? (Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1990; 2nd edn 2000)

Written to show that God is not! Contains many useful examples.

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

Examines the nature of mathematics, the influence of maths and faith perspectives in mathematics from a Christian perspective.

Calvin Jongsma and Trudy Baker The Shape and Number of Things: An Integrated Math Curriculum for the Elementary School (Toronto: Curriculum Development Center)

A complete primary school package.

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

Chapters in books

Harro Van Brummelen Walking with God in the Classroom: Christian Approaches to Learning and Teaching (Ontario: Welch, 1988)

Though on Christian education in general, this book contains many insights into mathematics.

Gene B. Chase 'Has Christian theology furthered mathematics' In Facets of Faith and Science vol 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective. Jitse M. van der Meer (ed.) University Press of America/ Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies: Lanham/ Ancaster, 1996.

Harold Heie and David L. Wolfe (editors) The Reality of Christian Learning: Strategies for Faith-Discipline Integration (Grand Rapids: Christian University Press/ Eerdmans, 1987)

Harold Heie and Gene Chase contribute two chapters on ways of integrating the Christian faith and mathematics.

Vern Poythress ¿A biblical view of mathematics¿ in Foundations of Christian Scholarship: Essays in the Van Til Perspective (Vallecito, CA: Ross House, 1976)

Develops a [Cornelius] Van Tilian approach to maths

Geraldine J. Steensma and Harro W. Van Brummelen Shaping School Curriculum: A Biblical View (Terre Haute, Ind: Signal, 1977)

Contains a useful chapter on math education by Van Brummelen and some examples (Statistics and Deductive Geometry) of how this translates into classroom practice.

Danie F. M. Strauss 'A historical analysis of the role of beliefs in the three foundational crises in mathematics'. In Facets of Faith and Science vol 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective. Jitse M. van der Meer (ed.) University Press of America/ Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies: Lanham/ Ancaster, 1996.

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Primitive meaning in mathematics: the interaction among commitment, theoretical worldview and axiomatic set theory'. In Facets of Faith and Science vol 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective. Jitse M. van der Meer (ed.) (Lanham/ Ancaster: University Press of America/ Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies:, 1996).

Anthony Tol 'Counting , number concepts and numerosity' in Hearing and Doing John Kraay and Anthony Tol (ed.) (Toronto: Wedge, 1979)

Noel Weeks The Christian School: An Introduction (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth)

Chapter 12 deals with maths. He contrasts rationalist and romanticist views of math education and offers some pointers for a Christian approach.


Steve Bishop 'Beliefs shapes mathematics' Spectrum 28 (2) (Spring 1996)

Examines several philosophies of maths to show that maths is not neutral but shaped by beliefs. The contours of a Christian approach to maths are sketched.

Steve Bishop 'Mathematics and the myth of neutrality' Christian School Education 5 (4) (2001-2002): 19-21

James Bradley 'Two ways of knowing' Journal of the ACMS 2004 (Aug)

Edward Fackerell 'The Relationship Between Mathematics and the Christian Faith'. Christian Teachers Journal, Vol 11, No. 2, May 2003. (The Christian Teachers Journal can be contacted at: PO Box 7000, Blacktown NSW 2148 Australia)

Edward Fackerell 'A Christian perspective on teaching mathematics'.

Geertsema, Jan C. A Christian View of the Foundations of Statistics PSCF 39 (September 1997):158-164

Jan Gormas 'A search for intellectual, relational and spiritual integrity: secondary mathematics from a Christian perspective' Education and Christian Belief 9(2) (2005) abstract

Anglea Hare 'Mathematics and Christianity: Integration Project'

Laura Harrington 'All I really need to know I learned .... in maths class???'

Andrew M. Hartley The Philosophy of the Law Idea and the Role of the Prescientific in Statistical Inference Journal of the ACMS 2004 (Dec)

H. Harold Hartzler The Meaning of Mathematics JASA 1 (January 1949):13-19.

Willem Kuyk 'Some questions on the foundation of logic' Philosophia Reformata 34 (1969) 142-146

P. MacKenzie Entry Points for Christian Reflection within education (London: CARE, 1997) (Now available as an e-book)

Chapter 7 is on mathematics and looks at how it is approached from a UK Christian schools perspective.

Paul Marshall 'Mathematics and politics' Philosophia Reformata 44 (1979) 113-136

Andrew Palfryman School mathematics and christian faith - are they related? ActNow Summer 2005.

Vern Poythress Creation and Mathematics; or What Does God Have to Do with Numbers? The Journal of Christian Reconstruction 1/1:128-40.

Vern Poythress Mathematics as Rhyme Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 35/4:196-203. (See my comments here)

Vern Poythress 'Newton's Laws as Allegory' Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 35/3:156-161.

Sharon K Robbert Christianity and mathematics Devotionals with mathematics content!

Duncan Roper Euler and the Konisberg bridges: some lessons for the philosophy of mathematics

Roger Slack Mathematics: An Historical Survey (Nottingham: ACT Mathematics Group 1981-83)

A useful 30-page booklet dealing with the history of math from the Pythagoreans to the present from a Christian perspective.

M D Stafleu 'The mathematical and technical opening up of a field of science' Philosophia Reformata 43 (1978).

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Number concept and number-idea' PhilosophiaReformata. 35 (1970): 156-177

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Number concept and number-idea (continued)' Philosophia Reformata. 36 (1971): 13-42.

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Dooyeweerd and Modern Mathematics' Reformational Forum, 1983, nr.2 (pp.5-17).

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Mathematical paradigms' Journal for Christian Scholarship, 3rd & 4th Quarter 1994 (pp.113-167).

Danie F. M. Strauss 'The three foundational crises in mathematics' Journal for Christian Scholarship , 1st & 2nd Quarter 1995 (pp.12-22).

Danie F. M. Strauss 'Mathematics and the Real World' Koers Year/Vol.65(1) April 2000, pp.95-121.

Danie F. M. Strauss Reductionism in Mathematics: Philosophical Reflections Journal for Christian Scholarship , Year 37, 1ste en 2nd Quarter, 2001, pp.1-12

Danie F. M. Strauss Is a Christian Mathematics possible? Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap/Journal for Christian Scholarship, 2003(3&4):31-49.

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    Lyon, David. Sociology and the human being. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1985).


    Marshall, Paul A, and Robert E Vander Vennen, (eds). Social Science in Christian Perspective. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1988).


    Storkey, Alan. A Christian Social Perspective (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press. 1978).


    Storkey, Alan 'The surrogate sciences'  Philosophia Reformata, 51 (1986): 110-116. [from the Gospel and culture website]


    Walter, J A. A long way from home: A sociological exploration of contemporary idolatry. (Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1979).



    Paul Otto's homepage (not used at present)

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    Elaine Storkey, Origins of Difference: The Gender Debate Revisited (Baker, 2001)

    Elaine Storkey, What's Right With Feminism? (Third Way)

    M Stewart Van Leeuwen et al, After Eden (Eerdmans, 1993).



    Rockne McCarthy et al, eds., Society, State, and Schools: A Case for Structural and Confessional Pluralism (Eerdmans, 1981)


    Social science

    Paul Marshall & Robert E. Vandervennen, eds., Social Science in Christian Perspective (University Press of America, 1988)

    Paul Marshall et al, eds., Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science (University Press of America, 1989)




    Philosophy and the Bible

    Stanley Greidanus  'The use of the Bible in Christian scholarship' Christian Scholar's Review

    Groenewoud, G.  'Scripture, worldview and philosophy' Philosophia Reformata  52 (1987): 166-181.

    Kok, John, H.  'Vollenhoven and "Scriptural Philosophy"' Philosophia Reformata 53 (1988): 101-142.

    Kok, John H. 'Vollenhoven and thinking in the Light of Scripture' Pro Rege 21 (2) (1992) 11-23.