Richard H. Bube

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Richard H. Bube (born August 10, 1927) is an American scientist.

Academic career[edit]

Bube received his B.S. in physics from Brown University in 1946, and his M.A. (1948) and Ph.D. (1950) in physics from Princeton University.[1]

He was a researcher at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey from 1948 to 1962. Thereafter he taught at Stanford University where he was an associate professor from 1962 to 1964, when he became professor of materials science and electrical engineering.[1] He served as his department's chair from 1975 to 1986, and is now an emeritus professor[2]

For over twenty years he also conducted an undergraduate seminar at Stanford University on "Issues in Science and Christianity",[3] until it was cancelled in 1988 by Stanford University.

Professional affiliations[edit]

Bube is a member of:[1]

Defense of theistic evolution[edit]

In the 1970s, whilst he was editor of the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation Bube defended the viewpoint of theistic evolution in that journal.[4] One such article on this topic would receive in-journal peer-review by Baptist theologian Bernard L. Ramm, Canadian historian and Reformed scholar W. Stanford Reid, Fuller theologian Paul King Jewett, and Christian apologist Alvin Plantinga.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Bube was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Edward Ella Neser and Ella (Baltteim) Bube. He married Betty Jane Meeker on October 9, 1948 and they had four children: Mark Timothy, Kenneth Paul, Sharon Elizabeth, Meryl Lee.[1] His son Mark T. Bube is the General Secretary for Foreign Missions of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.[8]


His views on religion have been discussed by theologian Stanley J. Grenz.[9]



  • Electrons in solids : an introductory survey (1982, 1992), Richard H Bube
  • Photoconductivity of solids (1960, 1978)
  • Fundamentals of solar cells : photovoltaic solar energy conversion co-authored with Alan L Fahrenbruch(1983)
  • Electronic properties of crystalline solids: an introduction to fundamentals (1974)
  • Photoelectronic properties of semiconductors by Richard H Bube (1992)
  • Photovoltaic materials (1998), ISBN 1-86094-065-X
  • Photoinduced defects in semiconductors co-authored with David Redfield (1996)
  • Annual review of materials science (1971-onward)

Religion and science works[edit]

  • Putting it all Together: Seven Patterns for Relating Science and the Christian faith. University Press of America, 1995. ISBN 0-8191-9755-6.
  • The Encounter between Christianity and Science (1968)
  • The Human Quest: a New Look at Science and the Christian Faith (1971, 1976)
  • To Every Man an Answer: a Systematic study of the Scriptural basis of Christian Doctrine (1955)
  • One Whole Life. (self-published autobiography). 530 pages. 1995.[10]

Book chapters[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Richard H. Bube in Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009.
  2. ^ "How Does My Faith Affect My Scientific Work?" 48:3, 186, S 1996.
  3. ^ Ed. J.P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds. Three Views on Creation and Evolution. Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 0-310-22017-3. pp.283-284.
  4. ^ a b The Harmonious Dissonance of Evangelical Scientists: Rhetoric and Reality in the Early Decades of The American Scientific Affiliation, PSCF 50 (December 1998): 241-249
  5. ^ Newsletter of the ASA & CSCA Jan/Feb 2009
  6. ^ "Original Sin as Natural Evil". Richard H. Bube. JASA. Vol.27 (December 1975):171-180.
  7. ^ Part I of "Original Sin as Natural Evil": "Biblical Evolutionism?". Richard H. Bube. JASA. Vol.23 (December 1971): 140-145.
  8. ^ Putting it all Together: Seven Patterns for Relating Science and the Christian faith. University Press of America, 1995. ISBN 0-8191-9755-6. p.211.
  9. ^ Stanley J. Grenz. Theology for the Community of God. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001. ISBN 0-8028-4755-2. pp.147-148.
  10. ^ ASA Newsletter, Nov/Dec 1994.

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