2018 Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press
2016 What is a Human? What the Answers Mean for Human Rights. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2010 Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press
2002 Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
2022. “Inquiry, Not Science, as the Source of Secularization in Higher Education.” Sociology of Religion 83 (1): 102-129.
2020. “Who Doesn’t Trust Fauci? The Public’s Belief in the Expertise and Shared Values of Scientists in the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Socius 6:1-13 (with Eszter Hargittai)
2020 “The Theological Debate Over Human Enhancement: an Empirical Case Study of a Mediating Organization.” Zygon 55(3): 615-637.
2019 “The Scope and Implications of Morals Not Knowledge.” Zygon 54 (3): 665-679.
2014 “Faith in Science in Global Perspective: Implications for Transhumanism.” Public Understanding of Science 23 (7): 814-832.
2013 “Conservative Protestantism and Skepticism of Scientists Studying Climate Change” (With Justin Feng). Climatic Change 121 (4): 595-608.
2013 “The Growing Social and Moral Conflict Between Conservative Protestantism and Science.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52 (2): 368-385.
2011 “Epistemological and Moral Conflict Between Religion and Science.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50 (4): 707-727.
2008 “Religion and Science: Beyond the Epistemological Conflict Narrative.” (With Michael S. Evans). Annual Review of Sociology 34: 87-105.
2007 “Religion and Reproductive Genetics: Beyond Views of Embryonic Life?” (with Kathy Hudson). The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46 (4): 565-581.
2007 “Consensus and Knowledge Production in an Academic Field.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 35 (1): 1-21.
2006 “Religious Belief, Perceptions of Human Suffering and Support for Reproductive Genetic Technology.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 31 (6): 1047-1074.
2002 “Religion and Human Cloning: An Exploratory Analysis of the First Available Opinion Data.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41 (4): 749-760.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
2020 “Possibilities for Future Elite Conflict Between Science and Religion.” Pp. 191-203 in Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum. Edited by Fern Elsdon-Baker and Bernard Lightman. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
2020 “Biotechnology and the Non-religious Uses of God Talk.” Pp. 123-137 in Religion and Biopolitics. Edited by Ulrich Willems and Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann. Springer International.
2018 “The View on the Street.” Pp. 324-340 in The Warfare between Science and Religion: The Idea That Wouldn’t Die. Edited by Jeffrey Hardin and Ronald Numbers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
2016 “Future Vision in Transhumanist Writings and the Religious Public.” Pp. 291-306 In Perfecting Human Futures: Transhuman Futures and Technological Imaginations. Edited by J. Benjamin Hurlbut and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson. Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag.
2012 “Sociology and Christianity,” pp. 344-355 in the Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity. Edited by James Stump and Alan Padgett. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (With Michael Evans)
2010 “Arguing Against Darwinism: Religion, Science, and Public Morality,” pp. 286-308 in The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion. Edited by Bryan Turner. New York, NY: Blackwell. (With Michael S. Evans)
2010 “Science, Bioethics and Religion,” pp. 207-225 in The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Edited by Peter Harrison. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
2010 “The Tension Between Progressive Bioethics and Religion,” pp. 119-141 in Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy and Politics. Edited by Jonathan D. Moreno and Sam Berger. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.