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TH-TT-2505 Cosmology: Scientific, Philosophical, & Theological

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Owen Gingerich, God’s Universe (Harvard Univ. Press: Cambridge, 2006).
  • Jay M. Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko, The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium, 4th ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press: New York, 2014 reprinted 2016).

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Blanchette, The Perfection of the Universe

Danielson, Atomists and Timaeus

Jaki, Thomas and the Universe

St John Paul II, Letter to Rev Coyne

Kereszty, Fundamentals of Christology

Lightman, The Accidental Universe

Newton, Opticks

Newton, Principia


Atomism and Cosmology

Dark Side

Expanding Universe to the Big Bang

Extrasolar Planets

Fine Tuning

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