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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Intermediate resources for a Christian approach to most areas of life

There is some overlap with the introductory resources found here. A list of advanced resources will appear shortly. Like the introductory resources these intermediate ones are all written from a broadly neo-Calvinist perspective and are books rather than articles.
The list is testimony to the comprehensiveness of neo-Calvinism.

Feel free to make suggestions in the comments.

James Nikel 2000. Mathematics: Is God Silent? Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books
Andrew M. Hartely 2008. Christian and Humanist Foundations for Statistical Inference. Resource Publications, Wipf and Stock.

Physical sciences
M D Stafleu 2006. Relations and Characters in Protestant Philosophy. [online]
M D Stafleu 1980. Time and Again: A Systematic Analysis of the Foundations of Physics Toronto: Wedge Publishing Foundation.
M D Stafleu 1987. Theories at Work. Toronto: UPA.
Lydia Jaeger 2012. What the Heavens Declare. Eugene, OR: Cascade.
Nancy R. Pearcey and Charles B. Thaxton The Soul of Science Wheaton: Crossway Books

Jacob Klapwijk. 2008. Purpose in the Living World? : Creation and Emergent Evolution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Russell Maatman. 1993. The Impact of Evolutionary Theory: A Christian View. Dordt: Dordt College Press.

Geography and place
Henk Aay and Sander Griffioen (ed.)1998. Geography and Worldview: A Christian Reconnaissance. Toronto: UPA
Craig Bartholomew 2011. Where Mortals Dwell. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Environment and Green issues
Steven Bouma-Preiger 2001. For the Beauty of the Earth. Grand Rapids: Baker
Loren Wilkinson et al. 1980. Earthkeeping in the 90s. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Built environment
Eric O Jacobsen 2012. The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Stephen V. Monsma, (ed). 1986. Responsible Technology: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Egbert Schuurman 1995. Perspectives on Technology and Culture Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.
Egbert Schuurman 1980.Technology and the Future - A Philosophical Challenge. Toronto: Wedge 
Andrew Basden 2008. Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems. IGI Publishing.

M C Smit 2002. Toward a Christian Conception of History.  Edited and translated by Herbert Donald Morton and Harry Van Dyke. Toronto: UPA.

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen 1985. The Person in Psychology: A Contemporary Christian Appraisal. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Willem Ouweneel. 2008. Heart and Soul a Christian View of Psychology. Grand Rapids: Paidea Press.
Arnold H. De Graaff 1977. Views of Man and Psychology in Christian Perspective: some readings. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies. 

Language and Lingustics
Albert Weideman. Beyond Expression. Grand Rapids: Paideia Press.
David Smith with Barbara Cavill 2000. The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality and Foreign Language Learning Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Alan Storkey 1979. A Christian Social Perspective. Leicester: IVP.
Herman Dooyeweerd A Christian Theory of Social Institutions. La Jolla: The Herman Dooyeweerd Foundation.

Bob Goudzwaard. Capitalism and Progress: A Diagnosis of Western Society. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Alan Storkey Transforming Economics. London: SPCK/ Third Way Books.

David Koyzis 2003. Political Visions and Illusions. Downers Grove: IVP.
Jan Dengerink 1978. The Idea of Justice in Christian Perspective. Toronto: Wedge.
James Skillen 2013. The Good of Politics: A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming.

Jeff Van Duzer 2010. Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed) . Downers Grove: IVP Academic.

Art and aesthetics
Hilary Brand and Adrienne Dengerink 2001.  Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts Carlisle: Piquant.
Geoff Hall 2011. The Wilderness and the Desert of the Real. Upptacka Press (and others in the quadrilogy)
Calvin Seerveld 2000. Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding Art. Carlisle: Piquant.

Karen A. De Mol. 1999. Sound Stewardship: How Shall Christians Think About Music? Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.
Hans Rookmaaker 2002. New Orleans Jazz, Mahalia Jackson and the Philosophy of Art: The Complete Works Vol 2. Carlisle: Piquant.
Quentin Schultze et al. 1991. Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture and the Electronic Media. Eerdmans. 

Doug Blomberg 2007. Wisdom and Curriculum: Christian Schooling After Postmodernity. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.
John Van Dyk 2000. The Craft of Christian Teaching. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.
Harro Van Brummelen 1992.  Walking with God in the Classroom. Burlington, Ont: Welch.
Jack Mechielsen (ed.) 1980. No Icing on the Cake: Christian Foundations for Education. Brookes-Hall.
Stuart Fowler, et al. 1990. Christian Schooling: Education for Freedom. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education.
Albert E. Greene Jr. 2003. Reclaiming the Future of Christian Education, Purposeful Design Publications; 2nd edition.

Michael P. Schutt 2007. Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

Andre Troost The Christian Ethos. Bloemfontein: Patmos.

Theology and biblical studies
Gordon Spykman Refomational Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Michael Goheen 2011. A Light to the Nations. Grand Rapids: Baker.
Dave Beldman and Craig Bartholomew 2012. Hearing the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Al Wolters 2005. Creation Regained. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (2nd edn).
Richard Middleton and Brian J. Walsh Transforming Vision. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.
David K. Naugle 2002. Worldview. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans
Mike Goheen and Craig Bartholomew 2008. Living at the Crossroads. SPCK.
J. Mark Bertrand 2007. (Re)Thinking Worldview. Wheaton: Crossway.
John Peck and Charles Strohmer 2001. Uncommon Sense. London: SPCK.

John Byl and Tom Visker 1999. Physical Education, Sport and Wellness. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.

Roy A. Clouser 2005. Myth of Neutrality. Notre Dame: UNDP (2nd edn).
Roy Clouser 1999. Knowing With the Heart. Downers Grove: IVP.
Andre Troost 2013. What is Reformational Philosophy? Grand Rapids: Paideia Press, 2013.
Steve Bishop (ed.) 2011. Like the First Gleam of Dawn: Reformational Studies - a B. J. van der Walt Reader. Potchefstroom: Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Africa.
Kornelius A. Bril 2005. Vollenhoven’s Problem-Historical Method. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.
Herman Dooyeweerd In the Twilight of Western Thought. Grand Rapids: P&R

P Heintzman, G A van Andel and Tom Visker 1994. Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press.

Media and film
William Romanowski 2007. Eyes Wide Open. Grand Rapids: Brazos.
Quentin J Schulte and Robert Woods (eds) 2008. Understanding Evangelical Media. Downers Grove: IVP.
Brian Godawa 2002. Hollywood Worldviews. Downers Grove: IVP.

Family and Marriage
James H. Olthius 1975. I Pledge You My Troth. San Francisco: Harper & Row.
James H. Olthius 1986. Keeping Our Troth. San Francisco: Harper & Row.
Alan Storkey 1996. Marriage and its Modern crisis: Repairing a Married Life. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
Harry Van Belle 1991. Two Shall Become One. Burlington, On: Welch Publishing.

Work and vocation
Amy L. Sherman 2011. Kingdom Calling. Downers Grove: IVP.
Lee Hardy 1990. The Fabric of This World.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Elaine Storkey 2000. Created or Constructed? Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press
Mary Stewart van Leeuwen 1990. Gender and Grace. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.

Many of these books if they are in print are available from Byron Borger's Hearts & Minds Bookstore in the USA

Fuller bibliographies for most of the above areas are available here and here.

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