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Ian Graeme Barbour
Born October 5, 1923 (1923-10-05) (age 86)
Occupation Author, Scholar, University Professor

Ian Graeme Barbour (b. 5 October 1923 Beijing, China) is an American scholar on the relationship between science and religion. According to the Public Broadcasting Service his mid 1960's Issues in Science and Religion "has been credited with literally creating the contemporary field of science and religion." [1]

He received his B.Sc. in physics from Swarthmore College[1] , his M.Sc. in physics from Duke University in 1946 [1], and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago in 1950. [1]

He earned a B.Div. in 1956 from Yale University's Divinity School.[1] Barbour taught for many years at Carleton College with appointments as professor of religion and as Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society. He has held emeritus honors there since 1986.

Barbour gave the Gifford lectures from 1989 – 1991 at the University of Aberdeen. These lectures led to the book Religion in an Age of Science. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 1999[1] for Progress in Religion in recognition of his efforts to create a dialogue between the worlds of science and religion.



  • Christianity & the Scientists (1960)
  • Issues in Science and Religion (1966)
  • Science & Religion (1968)
  • Science & Secularity: The Ethics of Technology (1970)
Review of Science & Secularity with discussion of other books from Journal of Religion
  • Myths, Models and Paradigms (1974), ISBN 0-334-01037-3
  • Religion in an Age of Science (1990), ISBN 0-06-060383-6
  • Foreword in Religion & Science: History, Method, Dialogue (1996), W. Mark Richardson (ed.) and Wesley J. Wildman (ed.), ISBN 0-4159-1667-4
  • Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues (1997) ISBN 0-06-060938-9 (revised and expanded version of Religion in an Age of Science)
  • When Science Meets Religion, (2000), ISBN 0-06-060381-X
  • Nature, Human Nature, and God (2002), ISBN 0-281-05545-9

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