NatureAndScriptureUpTo1700Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: To 1700

Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: To 1700. Vols. 36/1 and 36/2. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. 

The four companion volumes of Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions contribute to a contextual evaluation of the mutual influences between scriptural exegesis and hermeneutics on the one hand and practices or techniques of interpretation in natural philosophy and the natural sciences on the other. We seek to raise the low profile this theme has had both in the history of science and in the history of biblical interpretation. Furthermore, questions about the interpretation of scripture continue to be provoked by current theological reflection on scientific theories. We also seek to provide a historical context for renewed reflection on the role of the hermeneutics of scripture in the development of theological doctrines that interact with the natural sciences.

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NatureAndScripture1700ToPresentNature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present

Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present. Vols. 37/1 and 37/2. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. 

The four companion volumes of Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions contribute to a contextual evaluation of the mutual influences between scriptural exegesis and hermeneutics on the one hand and practices or techniques of interpretation in natural philosophy and the natural sciences on the other. We seek to raise the low profile this theme has had both in the history of science and in the history of biblical interpretation. Furthermore, questions about the interpretation of scripture continue to be provoked by current theological reflection on scientific theories. We also seek to provide a historical context for renewed reflection on the role of the hermeneutics of scripture in the development of theological doctrines that interact with the natural sciences.

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Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions

Brooke, J.H., Osler, M.J. Van der Meer, J.M. (Eds.) Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions. Osiris 16 (2001). University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 

It is a widely shared assumption that science and religion are fundamentally opposed to each other. Yet, recent historiography has shown that religious belief needs to be added to the social, economic, political, and other cultural factors that went into the making of modern science. This new collection shows religious ideas not only motivated scientific effort but also shaped the actual content of major scientific theories. The fourteen studies contained in this volume concentrate on such topics as the theological facets of modern astronomy in the works of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton; the retention of teleology in the natural philosophy of Boyle; and the theistic and teleological associations of the modern theory of evolution authored by Darwin and Wallace. While the majority of the contributions focus on the Christian traditions, the collection also contains case-studies of Judaic and Islamic influences.

Reflecting the fecundity of contemporary scholarship, the current volume should be of extraordinary interest to historians of science, scientists, as well as anyone intrigued by the many ways in which relations between religion and science have been constructed.

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Facets of Faith and Science

Volume 1: Historiography and Modes of Interaction

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 1: Historiography and Modes of Interaction.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

This first volume of "Facets of Faith and Science" explores the specific roles of metaphysical and religious beliefs in explanation and theory construction in the natural sciences. The contributors survey modes of interaction between religion and science with special attention for the sensitivities required for their historiography. Historical studies are used to construct models integrating religion and science, and reasons are offered why religion and science should or should not interact. Chapters Include: Religious Belief and the Natural Sciences: Mapping the Historical Landscape; Scientific Work and Its Theological Dimensions: Towards a Theology of Natural Science. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.

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Facets of Faith and Science

Volume 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

This second volume of "Facets of Faith and Science" focuses on the effects religious and metaphysical beliefs have on the content of the specific roles of metaphysical and religious beliefs in explanation and theory construction in biology, mathematics and physics. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.

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Facets of Faith and Science

Volume 3: The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 3: The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996. 

This third volume of "Facets of Faith and Science" presents case studies covering astronomy, biology, cosmology, and physics. Chapters Include: The Role of Beliefs in Modern Cosmology; Rationalism, Voluntarism and Seventeeth Century Science; Newton's Rejection of the "Newtonian World View:" The Role of Divine Will in Newton's Natural Philosophy; Astronomy for the People: R.A. Proctor and the Popularization of the Victorian Universe; Physical Laws as Knowledge and Belief; On the Complexity of the Relationship between Astronomy and Religion: Jesuit Missionary-Astronomers in the Sixteenth and Seventeeth Centuries; Astral Piety, Astronomy, and Ethics in the Ancient Mediterranean; The Shroud of Turin: Resetting the Carbon-14 Clock; Newton and Christianity; Mind and Brain, Science and Religion: Comparing of the Work of Donald M. McKay and Roger W. Sperry; The Role of Theology in Current Evolutionary Reasoning; The Concept of the 'Open System': Another Machine Metaphor for the Organism?; The Concept of Hierarchy in Contemporary Systems Thinking: A Key to Overcoming Reductionism?; Control Hierarchies: A View of Life.

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Facets of Faith and Science

Volume 4: Interpreting God's Action in the World

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 4: Interpreting God's Action in the World.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996. 

This fourth volume focuses on how to interpret God's action in nature, surveys recent thought on divine agency, proposes a new understanding of double agency, and addresses the relation of divine action and omniscience to natural causation, randomness and evolutionary theory.

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Region-Specific Cell Differentiation During Early Insect Development

Experimental Morphological Aspects of Embryonic pattern formation in the Coleopteran Callosobruchus Maculatus

Van der Meer, J.M.:  Region-specific cell differentiation during early insect development. Experimental morphological aspects of embryonic pattern formation in the coleopteran Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. Ph.D. Thesis Nijmegen 1978.  The Netherlands.

SCHOLARLY:

Refereed Articles:

2015:
Van der Meer J. M., “Introduction”, Philosophical Inquiries III, 1, 2015: 41-46.

Van der Meer, J. M., “Assessing Metaphor as Mediator Between Christianity and Science,” Philosophical Inquiries 3 (1) 2015: 157-182.

2013:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Background Beliefs, Ideology, and Science,” invited paper for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 65 (2): 87-103 (2013). Link to the journal:  http://network.asa3.org/?page=PSCF.  Tr. Polish: Filozoficzne Aspekty Genezy.

2009:
Van der Meer, J.M. and Oosterhoff, Richard J. “The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science: a Response to Harrison’s Thesis” Science and Christian Belief 20 (2) 133-153 (2009).

2002:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2002) “Divine Action and The Varieties of Downward Causation: an Ambiguous  Concept in Theology and Science.” In: Studies in Science and Theology 8: 141-161 (eds. N. H. Gregersen, M. W. Parsons).

2000:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2000) "The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion. An Application of Dooyeweerd's Anthropology to the Study of Religion and Science Relations." In: D.F.M. Strauss (editor). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd Series C-Dooyeweerds Living Legacy, Volume 1: Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd. Pp. 183-194. The Edwin Mellin Press. Lewiston.

Van der Meer, J.M. (2000) “The Engagement of Religion and Biology: A Case Study in the Mediating Role of Metaphor in the Sociobiology of Lumsden and Wilson.” Biology and Philosophy 15: 669-698.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M. (1999) "The Role of Metaphysical & Religious Beliefs in Science."  In: Studies in Science and Theology 5: 247-256 (1997).  (Eds. N.H. Gregersen, M.W. Parsons). Labor et Fides. Geneva.

1997:
Van der Meer, J. M. (1997) "The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology".  In: Studies in Science and Theology Vol.3: 187-192. (Eds. N.H. Gregersen, M.W. Parsons). Labor et Fides. Geneva.

1996:
Van der Meer, J. M. (1996)  "The Multi-Modal Hierarchy: Distinguishing Parts, Wholes, and Levels of Organization."  In: Hall, M.L.H. (editor)  Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  Pages 507-518.  Louisville, KY.

Van der Meer, J.M. (1996) "Religious Belief in Sociobiology: How a Physical Analogy Introduces Materialism in Human Sociobiology".  In: Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 2: 271-286 (ed. J.M. van der Meer). The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.

Van der Meer, J. M. (1996) "The Struggle Between Christian Theism, Metaphysical Naturalism and Relativism: How to Proceed in Science?"  Faculty Dialogue 26, 1996.  http://www.iclnet.org/pub/facdialogue/Issue26/ Recipient of the Howard Vollum Writing Award for 1996 of the Institute for Christian Leadership.

1988:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The Role of Metabolism and Calcium in the Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs:  A Working Hypothesis. Biological Reviews 63, 109-157 (1988).

1986:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Van Materie tot Mens: Creationisme en Evolutionisme in de Biologie en de Theologie.  Radix 12 (4) 188-214 (1986).

1985:
Van der Meer, J. M. Development of the embryonic segment pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects. International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 8, 227-241 (1985).

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Parameters Influencing Reversal of Segment Sequence in Posterior Egg Fragments of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives, 193, 339-356 (1984).

Van der Meer, J.M. Miyamoto, D.M.: The Specification of Metameric Order in the Insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) II. The effects of termporary constriction on segment number.  Wilhelm Roux' Archives, 193, 326-338 (1984).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M., Jaffe, L.F.: Elemental Composition of the Perivitelline Fluid in Early Drosophila Embryos.  Developmental Biology 95, 249-252 (1983).

1982:
Van der Meer, J.M., Kemmner, W., Miyamoto, D.M.: Mitotic  Waves and Embryonic Pattern Formation: No Correlation in Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives 191, 355-365 (1982).

Miyamoto, D.M., Van der Meer, J.M.: Early egg contractions and pattterned parasynchronous cleavage in a living insect egg.  W. Roux's Archives 191, 95-102 (1982).

1981:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Drie Studies over 'buitenwetenschappelijke' Invloeden in de Geschiedenis van Biologische en Astronomische Ideeen. Radix 7(2), 80-100 (1981).

1979:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The specification of metameric order in the insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) I.  Incomplete segment patterns can result from constriction-induced cytological damage to the egg.  J. Embryol. exp.    Morph. 51, 1-26 (1979).

Van der Meer, J.M.: Enkele Achtergronden van het    Fundamentalistisch Creationisme. Beweging 43(4), 65-71 (1979).

1977:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Optically clean and permanent whole mount preparation for phase-contrast microscopy of cuticular structures of insect larvae.  Dros. Inform. Service 52, 160  (1977).

1974:
Van der Meer, J.M. Ouweneel, W.J.:  Differentiation capacities of the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster II.  Regeneration and duplication.  W. Roux's Archives 174, 361-373 (1974).

1973:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.: Differentiation  capacities in the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster I.  Normal organ map.  W. Roux's Archives 172, 149-161 (1973)

1972:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.:  Determination and regulation in the haltere disc. Dros. Inform. Service 49, 88 (1972).

Non-Refereed Articles:

2009
Van der Meer, J. M. (June 2009) "Primate Ancestors: Evidence From DNA Comparison"

Van der Meer, J. M. (August 2009) "Humankind: The Image of God and Animal Ancestry"

Van der Meer, J. M. (October 2009) "God, Natural Evil, and Biological Evolution"

2001:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2001) “A working model for the engagement of religion & science: some theses.” Quaerens: Newsletter of the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity, 5: iv-v. 

1996:
Van der Meer, J.M. (1996) "The Struggle Between Christian Theism, Metaphysical Naturalism and Relativism: How to Proceed in Science?" 

1993:
Van der Meer, J.M.: "Beliefs in Science: Taking the Measure of Methodological Materialism".  Proceedings of the Wheaton Theology Conference, Volume 2 on "The Relationship of Theology and Science", 1993.  Bergler, Thomas E., Clark, David K. Melvin David L., Okholm, Dennis L., Phillips, Timothy R., Editors. Wheaton College.  Wheaton. IL. Pp. 94-116. Revised version published as Occasional Paper of the Pascal Centre, Ancaster 1993.

1989:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Hierarchy. Towards a Framework for the Coherence of Faith and ScienceHierarchy.  Towards a Framework for the Coherence of Faith and Science Pro Rege 17 (3/4) 19-33 (1989).

1986:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Van Materie tot Mens: Creationisme en Evolutionisme in de Biologie en de Theologie.  Radix 12 (4) 188-214 (1986).

1981:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Drie Studies over 'buitenwetenschappelijke' Invloeden in de Geschiedenis van Biologische en Astronomische Ideeen.  Radix 7(2), 80-100 (1981).

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Review Articles:

1985:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the Embryonic Segment Pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects.  Int. J. Invertebrate Reprod. and Development 8, 227-241 (1985).

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects.  Abstracts 17th Int. Congress of Entomology. Hamburg.  1984.  p. 415.  (invited presentation).

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POPULAR:

2002:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Praise Can’t Wait.” In: College Faith: 150 Christian Leaders and Educators Share Stories from Their Student Days. Ed. R. A. Knott. Andrews University Press. Berrien Springs, MI. Pp. 130-31.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M.: “Taking Every Thought Captive to Obey Christ: A Spiritual and Intellectual Profile of The Pascal Centre.” The Pascal Centre Notebook 6: 3-5 (1999).

1996:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Column written in my capacity as director of the Pascal Centre in The Pascal Centre Notebook.  Appeared four times per year from 1989-95; once per year since 1996.

1988:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The Pascal Centre.  A Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.  Christian Renewal, Vol. 7. No.1, September 12, 1988.

1985:
Van der Meer, J.M. "Knowledge of the Truth accords with Godliness."  Clarion 34, 16 (1985).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Reductionism in Science and Society.  C.R.T.A. Magazine 13(5). 2-10 (1983).

1971:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Jezus Christus en het Mensenleven in de Wetenschap. Gereformeerde Studentenalmanak (1971) pp.71-76.

2016:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Biology and the Philosophy of Emergence: Cosmonomic Perspectives,” In: The Future of Creation Order. Accepted. In preparation for Springer Verlag.

2014:
Van der Meer, J. M. “European Calvinists and the Study of Nature: Some Historical Patterns and Problems,”  in: Calvinism and the Making of the European Mind (Gijsbert van den Brink & Harro Höpfl, eds.), Brill Academic Publishers, Dordrecht: 2014, pp. 103-130.

2011:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Stratified Cosmic Order: Distinguishing Parts, Wholes, and Levels of Organization” In: Navarro, Jaume. Science and Faith within Reason: Reality, Creation, Life and Design. Farnham, Surrey, UK. Burlington, VT, USA. Ashgate. 2011, pp. 145-164.

2008:
Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. “Introduction.” In: Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: To 1700. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. vol. 1, pp. xx-xx. 

Van der Meer, J. M. “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology,” in: Van der Meer, J.M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present. Leiden / Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008, vol. 2, pp. 115-144.

Van der Meer, J. M., Oosterhoff, R. “God, Scripture, and the Rise of Modern Science (1200-1700): Notes in the Margin of Harrison’s Hypothesis,” in: Van der Meer, J.M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present. Leiden / Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. vol. 1, pp. 363-396.

2007:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Theodosius Dobzhansky: Nothing in Evolution Makes Sense Except in the Light of Religion.” In: Nicolaas Rupke (ed.), Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science and Religion. Franfurt. Berlin. Brussels. New York. Oxford. Vienna: Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 79-101.

2006:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2006) “Reading Nature in the Light of Scripture: the Case of Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)” In: The Book of Nature in Early Modern and Modern History. pp 181-193  (Eds. K. van Berkel, A. Vanderjagt). Peeters. Leuven, Belgium.

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “De Biologie van Moreel Gedrag: Een Keuze Uit Feiten en Ficties,” In: (C. Dekker, R. W. J. Meester & R. van Woudenberg, eds.)  Schitterend Ongeluk of Sporen van Ontwerp: Over Toeval en Doelgerichtheid in de Evolutie. Ten Have. Baarn, pp. 235-254.  [“The Biological basis of Morality. A Selection of Facts and Fictions.” In: Splendid Accident or Traces of Design: On Randomness and Purposefulness in Evolution.]

2001:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Interpreting Nature and Scripture: A New Proposal for their Interaction.” In: Christianity and the Human Body: A Theology of the Human Body. eds. Robert Brungs, SJ and Marianne Postiglione, RSM, The ITEST Faith/Science Press: St. Louis, Missouri. Pages 38-72.

1990:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs. In: Cytoplasmic Organization Systems.  Primers in Developmental Biology (ed. G.M. Malacinski), McGraw-Hill. New York.  1990.  pp.263-293.

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwin.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwinisme.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404-406.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutieleer.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 541-543.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutietheorie.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos,

Van der Meer, J. M. “Jan Lever.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 2, pp. 1103-1104.

2003:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Order.” In: Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. MacMillan. New York. Pp. 633-634.

Van der Meer, J.M. “Metaphysics.” In: Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. MacMillan. New York. Pp. 561-563.

 

2015:
Van der Meer, J.M., Harris, Mark, The Nature of Creation : Examining the Bible and Science. Durham: Acumen, 2013. 224 pp; ESSSAT Review 2015 (in print).

Van der Meer, J.M., “Wel en Wee van Christelijke Natuurwetenschap: Boekbespreking en Nabeschouwing,”  Essay Review of Ab Flipse, Christelijke wetenschap: Nederlandse rooms-katholieken en gereformeerden over de natuurwetenschap, 1880-1940. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren,  2014, Radix 41 (1) 15-27 (2015).

Van der Meer, J. M., “Ab Flipse, Christelijke wetenschap: Nederlandse rooms-katholieken en gereformeerden over de natuurwetenschap, 1880-1940,” Isis: An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences 106: 960-962 (2015)

2014:
Van der Meer, J. M.: Colyer, Peter J. The Pre-Scientific Bible: Cultural Influences on the Biblical Writers and How They Affect Our Reading of the Bible Today. Winchester, UK, Washington, USA: Circle Books. 2013.  In: European Society for the Study of Science and Theology News & Reviews 24 (3): 21-24 (2014).

2011:
Van der Meer, J. M.: Harrison, Peter (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 2010. Book review in Isis 102 (2) 348-349 (2011).

2010:
Van der Meer, J. M.: Frankenberry, Nancy K. The faith of scientists in their own words. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2008. Book review in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith  62 (4),  2010, pp.301-302.

Van der Meer, J. M. “The Deep Structure of Biology.” Book review in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 62 (3), September 2010, pp. 222-23.

2009:
Van der Meer, J.M. "Marcus Borg: the Tragedy of Reaction." Unpublished Book review of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.

2008:
Van der Meer, J.M. Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism by Cornelius G. Hunter. Grand Rapids, MI. Brazos Press. 2007.  Book review in: Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 60 (2): 135-6.

2000:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Progress in Nature and Culture: How Biology Can Have the Best of Both Worlds.” Invited essay-review of Monad to Man by M. Ruse.  Biology and Philosophy 15: 759-772.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology.” by M. Ruse. J. Interdisciplinary Studies 11: 203-204 (1999).

Van der Meer, J.M. (1999) “Michael Heller, The New Physics and a New Theology, Tr. G.V. Coyne, S.J., S. Giovanninni, T.M. Sierotowicz. Vatican Observatory Publications, 1996, 103 pp. Book review in Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza. 14 (1) 362-365. 1989:

Van der Meer, J.M.: Metaphorical Process: The Creation of Scientific and Religious Understanding, by M. Gerhart and A. Russell. Texas Christian U. P. Fort Worth 1984. In: J. Psychol. and Christianity 8 (2) 81-82 (1989).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Book Review:  What is Creation Science? by Henry M. Morris and Gary E. Parker.  Christian Renewal 1(18), 11 (1983).

Van der Meer, J.M.  The Experiment of Life. Science and Religion. ed. F. K.Hare. Calvinist Contact, 24 (1983).

1982:
Van der Meer, J.M. The Experiment of Life. Science and Religion. ed. F. K. Hare.  Calvinist Contact 39 (1982).

1981:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Drie Studies over 'buitenwetenschappelijke' Invloeden in de Geschiedenis van Biologische en Astronomische Ideeen.  In: Radix 7 (2), 80-100 (1981).

1975:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Inleiding tot de Wijsbegeerte van de Biologie, by Dr. W.J. van der Steen. In: Radix 1 (2), 97-101 (1975).