ExoTheology & Space-Age Interpretations of the Bible

(religious implications of an inhabited universe)

Space-Age Interpretations of the Bible – WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY

?, “Is the Idea of Intelligent Extraterrestrial life Comptabible with [Conservative] Judaism & Christianity?” DOC? HARDCOPY.

Blumrich, Josef F. The Spaceships of Ezekiel. Corgi Books, 1974.

Braastad, Richard. The Extraterrestrial Sermons: Being a Study of How the Reception of Extraterrestrial Transmissions Might Affect World Religions. M.S. Thesis for University of Houston, Clear Lake, 2000. http://www.richardb.us/project.html [Braastad used a bibliography I had built up on “exo theology” back when I was beginning work on a PhD in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary — and he kindly acknowledges me in his Acknowledgements.]

Brooke, John Hedley. “The Search for Extra-Terrestrial life: Historical and Theological Perspectives.” 271-286. Journal Title unknown. PDF

Carter, Michael J. S., Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible. Blue Star Publications, 2005. NEED.

Crampton, W. Gary. “Are UFOs Biblical?” The Trinity Review. No. 305 (April 2012). PDF, HARDCOPY.

Davis, John Jefferson 1997, “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Christian Doctrine of Redemption”. Science & Christian Belief 9 (No. 1): 21-34. NEED


The history of discussion in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods of the theological implications of the possible existence of extraterrestrial beings is reviewed and related to modern scientific interests. In the contructive section of the paper it is argued that the Pauline “cosmic Christology” of Colossians 1:15–20 makes it unnecessary to postulate additional incarnations as atonements in order to conceptualize the redemption of any extraterrestial beings that might exist elsewhere in the universe. This conclusion is consistent with earlier opinions expressed by Thomas Aquinas and Thomas Chalmers, but is based on a more developed exegetical argument from biblical theology.

Detweiler, Nancy B. “Our Galactic Family & the Bible.” Posted: Jan 18, 2011. Articlesbase.com. http://www.articlesbase.com/metaphysics-articles/our-galactic-family-the-bible-4062202.html  DOC. [Detweiler has M.Ed. and M.Div.]

Dem, Marc. The Lost Tribes from Outer Space. Bantam, 1977. NEED

DiCello, Carmen C. Aliens Among Us? Biblical Reflections on a Baffling Phenomenon. 1998. http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/truthandthings/ufo.html DOC

Dione, R.L. God Drives a Flying Saucer.  New York: Bantam, 1973. BOOK

Downing, Barry H. “Making Sport of the Powers: The Bible and UFOs.” October 2009. thestrongdelusion.com 07 Sept 2011.  HARDCOPY, DOC?

Downing, Barry H.  The Bible and Flying Saucers. New York: Marlowe & Company, 1997. (Originally published 1968. This edition includes new introduction by Downing.) BOOK

Downing, Barry H. “The Bible and UFO Abductions.” MUFON UFO Journal No. 357, Jan 1998. 3-5. PDF, HARDCOPY.

Graham, W.L. On the Winds of Angels: The Extraterrestrial Theology of the Hebrew Record. Self-Published, 2000. DOC? HARDCOPY

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1958. “Extraterrestrialism as an Historical Doctrine (Part One).” Saucer News. 5(1): 7-10.

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1958. “Extraterrestrialism as an Historical Doctrine (Part Two).” Saucer News. 5(4): 14-16.

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1958. “Extraterrestrialism as an Historical Doctrine (Part Three A): The Era of Individual Enterprise on the Part of the Extraterrestrials.” Saucer News. 5(5): 6-10.

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1958. “Extraterrestrialism as an Historical Doctrine (Part Four): K’vod Y’hovea: The Glory of the Lord.” Saucer News. 6(4): 9-12.

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1960. Review of Williamson’s Road in the Sky. Saucer News 7(2): 6.

Ibn Aharon, Y. N. (Yonah Fortner). 1960. A Note on the Evolution of Extraterrestrialism. Saucer News. 7(4): 6-9.

http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v48/ss011201.htm Does anyone out there remember Dr. Yonah Fortner, also known as Yonah ibn Abaton? Many years ago he wrote, for the old SAUCER NEWS, a fascinating series of articles called “Extraterrestrialism as an Historical Doctrine”. This was based on his scholarly opinion that the god of the Old Testament was in reality a space being. Yonah was years ahead of Von Daniken in his historical UFO research, but he could never be persuaded to publish his findings in the popular press. Yonah, though he has enjoyed ill health for most of his life, is still alive & kicking in California. He asks his Fans, if any, to write to him at: 6353 Babcock Ave., North Hollywood, Ca. 91606-3118.

Jennings, Jack A. UFOs: The Next Theological Challenge? http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1800 Originally published in The Christian Century, Feb 22, 1978, pp. 184-189. DOC

Jessup, Morris K. UFO and the Bible. New York: Citadel Press,  1956. Also available here. BOOK

Leonard, R Cedric. “The Wheels of Ezekiel: A Possible Relationship to Modern UFO Phenomenon: An Analytical Essay.” http://www.atlantisquest.com/Ezekiel.html  DOC.

Le Poer Trench, Brinsley. The Sky People. New York: Award Books, 1970. BOOK

Millar, Albert. “E.T., You’re More Than a Movie Star.” Monograph, circa 1983 listing parallels between Jesus and E.T. (from the movie E.T. 1982).

Milor, John. Aliens in the Bible: A Biblical Perspective of Supernatural Entities, Realms of Existence, and Phenomenon.  [Self-published?] DOC.

Moore, Pauline. Jesus and the Flying Saucers. [no location: self-published], 1956. HAVE DESCRIPTION OF RARE BOOK.

Orton, Arthur W. “The Four-Faced Visitors of … Ezekiel.” Analog Science Fact & Fiction. March 1961, p. 99.  Also available via Project Gutenberg here. DOC, (I also have a hardcopy book).

Rael, Claude Vorilhon. Let’s Welcome Our Fathers from Space: They Created Humanity in their Laboratories. Tokyo: AOM Corporation, 1987. NEED.

Scragg, Walter. The Bible and the Space Age.  Warburton, Victoria, Australia: Signs Publishing Company, 1960. DOC.

Sassoon, George, and Rodney Dale. The Manna Machine. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1978.  ISBN 028398435X. NEED

Twichell, David. “Understanding the Biblical UFO Hypothesis.” HARDCOPY, DOC.

Twichell, David. The UFO-Jesus Connection. Infinity Publishing Co., 2001. NEED.

Vakoch, Douglas A., “Roman Catholic Views of Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Anticipating the Future by Examining the Past.” [Don’t know publication title]. PDF, HARDCOPY.

Zeller, Benjamin E. “Extraterrestrial Biblical Hermeneutics and the Making of Heaven’s Gate.” Nova Relgio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, 14:2 (2010): 34-60. www.nrms.net/Zeller-ETBHermeneutics.pdf  PDF, HARDCOPY

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