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Phillip Johnson Bibliography

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Defeating Darwinism -- By Opening Minds
InterVarsity Press, 1997.

Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education
InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Darwin on Trial
Regnery Gateway, 1991. Revised edition (with response to critics), InterVarsity Press, 1993. Chinese and Spanish translations are also in print.

Criminal Law: Cases, Materials, and Text
West Pub. Co., Fifth edition 1995.

Criminal Procedure: Cases and Commentary
West Publishing Company, Second Edition 1994.


"Retroactivity in Retrospect," 56 Calif. L. Rev. 1612 (1968)

"Multiple Punishment and Consecutive Sentences: Reflections on the Neal Doctrine," 58 Calif. L. Rev. 357 (1970)

"Federal Parole Procedures," 25 Administrative Law Rev. 459- 529 (1973)

"The Unnecessary Crime of Conspiracy," 61 Calif. L. Rev. 1137 (1973). Reprinted in A Criminal Law Anthology, Arnold H. Loewy ed., Anderson Publishing Company, 1992; A Corporate and White Collar Crime Anthology (L. Orland ed., Anderson Pub. Co. 1995).

"The Accidental Decision and How it Happens," 65 Calif. L. Rev. 231 (March 1977).

Messinger and Johnson, "California's Determinate Sentencing Statute: History and Issues," in Determinate Sentencing - Reform or Regression.

"Problems in American Legal Education and Practice," 23 Seoul (Korea) Law Journal 6 (1982)

"Do You Sincerely Want to Be Radical?" 36 Stanford Law Review 247 (1984)

"The Return of the 'Christian Burial Speech' Case," 32 Emory Law Journal 349 (1983).

"Strict Liability: The Prevalent View," in Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (Kadish ed., Free Press 1983).

"Cruel and Unusual Punishment," in Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (Kadish ed. Free Press 1983).

"Book Review Essay" on N. Norris, Madness and the Criminal Law and American Psychiatric Association, Statement on the Insanity Defense, 50 U. Chicago L. Rev. 1534 (1983).

"The Turnabout in the Insanity Defense," in Tonry & Morris ed., Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research, Vol. 6 (1984).

"Concepts and Compromise in First Amendment Religious Doctrine," 72 Calif. L. Rev. 817 (1984). Reprinted in The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (T. Campbell ed. Dartmouth Pub. Co., England, 1991), and (partial) in The First Amendment: A READER (J. Garvey & F. Schauer ed., West Pub. Co. 1992).

"A Statutory Replacement for the Miranda Doctrine," 24 American Criminal Law Review 303 (1987).

"Some Thoughts about Natural Law," 75 California Law Review 217, (1987).

"The ACLU Philosophy and the Right to Abuse the Unborn," Criminal Justice Ethics, Winter/Spring 1990, p. 48. Reprinted in Expecting Trouble: Surrogacy, Fetal Abuse & New Reproductive Technologies (P. Boling ed., Westview 1995).

Symposium: "Evolution as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism," First Things, Sept.-Oct. 1990.

"Response to Critics," First Things, November, 1990.

"Comparing Hostage Takers," Pascal Centre Notebook, July 1990.

"The Creationist and the Sociobiologist: Two Stories about Illiberal Education," Calif. Law Review, vol. 80, p. 1071, July, 1992.

"Creator or Blind Watchmaker?", First Things, January, 1993.

Debate on this essay appeared under the title "God and Evolution: An Exchange between Howard Van Till and Phillip E. Johnson," First Things, June/July 1993.

"The Modernist Impasse in Law," in God & Culture, Carson & Woodbridge ed., Eerdmann's, 1993, pp. 180-194. This essay was also published in First Things, March 1993, with the title "Nihilism and the End of Law."

"What is Darwinism?" in the collection Man and Creation: Perspectives in Science and Theology, Michael Bauman ed., Hillsdale College Press, 1993. This Collection also included the VanTill/Johnson debate, reprinted from the June/July 1993 issue of First Things (see above).

School Vouchers and the United States Constitution," in The School Choice Controversy: What is Constitutional?, James W. Skillen ed., Baker Books, 1993

"What Causes AIDS? It's an Open Question," (with Charles A. Thomas, Jr. and Kary B. Mullis). Reprinted in Our Times: Readings from Recent Periodicals (R. Atwan ed., Bedford Books of St. Martin's, 4th ed. 1995).

"Darwinism's Rules of Reasoning," (keynote address) and "Darwinism and Theism," in Darwinism: Science or Philosophy (J. Buell and V. Hearn ed., Foundation for Thought and Ethics, 1994). This collection comprises the papers presented at a Conference on my book Darwin on Trial at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1992. A revised version of my keynote address "Darwinism's Rules of Reasoning" was also published in The California Anthropologist (1992 issue) and in the Italian journal Rivista di Biologia, Biology Forum 87, 1994, pp.297-319.

"The Thinking Problem in HIV-Science," in AIDS: Infectious or Not? (Duesberg ed. Kluwer 1995)

"Is God Unconstitutional?", 66 Univ. of Colorado Law Review 461 (1995).

"Honesty is the Best Policy," The Scientist, April 17, 1995, p. 12.

"Shouting Heresy in the Temple of Darwin," Christianity Today, October 24, 1994, pp. 22-26.

"HIV and AIDS: The Present State of the Controversy," Reappraising AIDS (Dec. 1994).

"AIDS and the Dog That Didn't Bark," Insight, Feb. 14, 1994, pp. 24-26

"What (If Anything) Hath God Wrought: Academic Freedom and the Religious Professor," Academe, Sept./Oct. 1995

Book Reviews

L. Weinreb, Importing Justice 87 Yale L.J. 406 (1977)

D. Pannick, Judicial Review of the Death Penalty 31 American Journal of Comparative Law 138 (1983)

D.A.J. Richards, Sex, Drugs,and the Law: an Essay on Human Rights and Overcriminalization, 33 Journal of Legal Education 391 (1983)

G. Edward White, Earl Warren: A Public Life, 66 Judicature 375 (1983)

W.R. Bird, The Origin of Species Revisited, 7 Constitutional Commentary 1801 (1990)

Anthony Lewis, Gideon's Trumpet, (Introduction to the Legal Classics Edition)

Mike Bryan, Chapter and Verse, First Things, Dec. 1991, p. 51.

David M. Raup, Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?, The Atlantic, Vol. 269, No. 2 (Feb 1992).

Carl Degler, In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought, in First Things, May 1993, p. 38.

Stephen L. Carter, The Culture of Disbelief, in First Things, December, 1993, p. 48.

George M. Marsden, The Soul of the American University, and Douglas Sloan, Faith and Knowledge, in First Things, March 1995, p. 51.

Robert F. Nagel, Judicial Power and American Character, in First Things, May 1995, p. 62.

Peter Washington, Madame Blavatsky's Baboon, First Things, June/July 1995, p. 45.

John Brockman, The Third Culture, Books and Culture, Sept./Oct. 1995.

Daniel Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, The New Criterion, October, 1995. [See also correspondence published in the issues for February and March 1966.]

Steven D. Smith, Preordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom; and William Bentley Ball, Mere Creatures of the State? Education, Religion, and the Courts, Books and Culture, November/December 1995.

Paul Jerome Croce, Science and Religion in the Era of William James: The Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880, in Books and Culture, Jan/Feb 1996.

Richard Posner, Overcoming Law, First Things, January 1996.

Elinor Burkett, The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS, First Things, March, 1966.

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