The following list was provided to us by our dear friend, Shaykh Omar Qureshi, after my request for a list of suggested readings for students of theology interesting in furthering their understanding of Atheism and Evolution.
Reading list for Islamic Theology, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Secularism, Metaphysics, and Other Issues
(Updated on 5/10/18)
Anderson, Ryan T. 2018. When Harry became Sally: responding to the transgender moment. New York: Encounter Books.
Al-Attas, Muhammad Naquib. Islām and Secularism. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, 1993.
al-Attas, Syed Muhammad Naquib. 2015. On justice and the nature of man: a commentary on surah al-nisa (4):58 and surah al-mu’minun (23):12-14. Kuala Lumpur: IBFIM.
Al-Attas, Muhammad Naquib. 2014. Prolegomena to the metaphysics of Islam: an exposition of the fundamental elements of the worldview of Islam.
al-Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar. translated by Edwin Elliott Calverley, James W. Pollock, and 2002. Nature, man and God in medieval Islam ʻAbd Allah Baydawi’s text, Tawaliʻ al-anwar min mataliʻ al-anzar, along with Mahmud Isfahani’s commentary, Maṭāliʿ al-anzar, sharh Ṭawāliʿ al-anwār. Leiden: Brill.
Behe, Michael J. 1996. Darwin’s black box: the biochemical challenge to evolution. New York: Free Press.
Blankinship, Khalid. “The early creed.” The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology. Ed. Tim Winter. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Brown, Jihad. The Problem of Reductionism in the Philosophy of Mind and its Implications for Theism and the Principle of Soul: Framing the issue for further. Available: http://www.newdualism.org/papers/J.Brown/Brown-Reductionism-Tabah-2013.pdf
Burtt, Edwin A. (Edwin Arthur). The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1954.
Craig, William Lane. 1979. The kalām cosmological argument. New York: Barnes & Noble Books.
Craig, William Lane, and James Porter Moreland. 2002. Naturalism: a critical analysis. London: Routledge.
Dembski, William A. 1999. Intelligent design: the bridge between science & theology. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press.
Denton, Michael. 1998. Nature’s destiny: how the laws of biology reveal purpose in the universe. New York: Free Press.
Gagnon, Robert A. J. The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics. Nashville [TN]: Abingdon Press, 2001.
al-Ghazzālī, translated by ʻAbd-al-Laṭīf at- Tibāwī. 1965. Al-Ghazālī’s tract on dogmatic theology. London: Luzac.
al-Ghazzālī. translated by Aladdin Mahmūd Yaqūb. 2013. Al-Ghazali’s Moderation in belief: al-Iqtiṣād fī al-iʻtiqād. The University of Chicago Press.
Al-Ghazali. translated by David B. Burrell and Nazih Daher. The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God, al-Maqsad al-asna fi sharh asma’ Allah al-husna. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1992.
Al-Ghazālī. translated by Eric L. (Eric Linn) Ormsby. Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment: Kitāb Al-maḥabba wa’l-shawq wa’l-uns wa’l-riḍā : Book XXXVI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences, Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm Al-dīn. Cambridge, U.K.: The Islamic Texts Society, 2016.
Girgis, Sherif, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George. 2012. What is marriage? man and woman: a defense. New York: Encounter Books.
Groff, Ruth. 2013. Ontology revisited: metaphysics in social and political philosophy. New York: Routledge.
Haught, John F. 2006. Is nature enough?: meaning and truth in the age of science. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Hazara Society for Science Religion Dialogue. Mansehra, Pakistan. http://www.hssrd.org/default.asp
Ibn Khaldūn. Translated by Franz Rosenthal. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. New York: Pantheon Books, 1958.
Jalajel, David Solomon. 2009. Islam and biological evolution: exploring classical sources and methodologies. Bellville: University of the Western Cape.
Jāmī, ʻAbd al-Ghafūr Lārī, and Nicholas Heer. The Precious Pearl: Al-Jāmīsʼ Al-Durrah Al-fākhirah : Together With His Glosses and the Commentary of ʻAbd Al-Ghafūr Al-Lārī. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1979.
al-Juwaynī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh, Paul Ernest Walker, and Muhammad S. Eissa.
A Guide to Conclusive Proofs for the Principles of Belief. Reading, U.K.: Garnet Pub., 2000.
Keough, Gary. 2014. Reading Richard Dawkins a Theological Dialogue with New Atheism. Lanham: Fortress Press.
MacIntyre, Alasdair C. After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.
McGrath, Alister E., and Joanna Collicutt McGrath. 2007. The Dawkins delusion: atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divine. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press.
Moreland, James Porter. 2008. Consciousness and the existence of God: a theistic argument. New York: Routledge.
Muller, Jeremy Z. Coming Out Ahead: The Homosexual Moment in the Academy. 1993 First Things 35 (August/September 1993): 17-24.
Murata, Sachiko. ‘Masculine-Feminine Complementarity in the Spiritual Psychology of Islam’ The Islamic Quarterly, 33 (1989), 165-87.
Murata, Sachiko. 1992. The Tao of Islam: a sourcebook on gender relationships in Islamic thought. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Nicholi, Armand M. 2002. The question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud debate God, love, sex, and the meaning of life. New York: Free Press.
Reilly, Robert R. 2014. Making gay okay: how rationalizing homosexual behavior is changing everything. San Francisco: Ignatius Press.
El-Rouayheb, Khaled. Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: Scholarly Currents in the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Setia, ʿAdi. “Atomism Versus Hylomorphism in the Kalām of al-Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī: A Preliminary Survey of the Maṭālib al-ʿĀlīyyah”. Islam and Science, 4:2, 2006.
Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
Wells, Jonathan. 2000. Icons of evolution: science or myth?: why much of what we teach about evolution is wrong. Washington, DC: Regnery Pub.
Ziadat, Adel A. 1986. Western science in the Arab world: the impact of Darwinism, 1860-1930. New York: St. Martin’s Press.