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Book awards: John Templeton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences

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The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450 by David C. Lindberg1996
Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action, Vol 2) by Robert John Russell1996
Cosmic Beginnings and Human Ends: Where Science and Religion Meet by Clifford N. Matthews1996
Creation and the History of Science (History of Christian Theology) (v. 3) by Christopher B. Kaiser1996
The Faith of a Physicist: Reflections of a Bottom-Up Thinker by J. C. Polkinghorne1996
The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, and Religion by Philip Hefner1996
The Mind of God : The Scientific Basis for a Rational World by Paul Davies1996
Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars by Margaret Wertheim1996
Rationality In Science Religion: Everyday Life:Ya Critical Evaluation Of Four Models Of by Mikael Stenmark1996
Religion in an Age of Science (Gifford Lectures 1989-1991, Vol 1) by Ian G. Barbour1996
Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives by John Hedley Brooke1996
Soul by Angela Tilby1996
Theology for a scientific age : being and becoming--natural, divine, and human by Arthur Peacocke1996
Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion) by Nancey Murphy1996
Toward a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science and Faith by Wolfhart Pannenberg1996
God, Creation, and Contemporary Physics by Mark William Worthing1997
Pastoral Genetics: Theology and Care at the Beginning of Life by Ronald Cole-Turner1997
Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue by W. Mark Richardson1997
God and Contemporary Science (Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology) by Philip Clayton1998
Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom by Ted Peters1998
Belief in God in an Age of Science by John Polkinghorne1999
Darwinism Comes to America by Ronald L. Numbers1999
Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature by Warren Brown1999
Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology by Max Jammer2000
The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (Theology and the Sciences) by Eugene G. d'Aquili2000

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In 1996 , the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences created a new award for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences. The Outstanding Books Prize recognized exemplary scholarship in the dialogue between theology and the natural sciences and sought to foster outstanding scholarly investigation of the methodological relations between theology and science.
Over the five year period of 1996-2000, 25 outstanding books received prizes based on the decision of a panel of distinguished nominators and judges. Each prize included a check for $10,000 and a framed declaration of the award from CTNS. The authors were honored at ceremonies held at the Annual Meetings of both the American Academy of Religion and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in which leading scholars in theology and science lectured on the frontier issues in the field and underscored the contribution of these books to frontier research.

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