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  • Günter Scharf

    Quantum Gauge Theories – A True Ghost Story

    Wiley 2001

which applies causal perturbation theory to rigorously construct quantum Yang-Mills theory (quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory) and quantum gravity as perturbative quantum field theories.

In later editions the title has been changed. The most recent, third edition is

  • Gauge Field Theories: Spin One and Spin Two: 100 Years After General Relativity, Dover, 2016,

with extra chapter 6: Non-geometric general relativity, on inhomogeneous cosmology that is based (it seems) on the article

The analogous discussion of quantum electrodynamics via causal perturbation theory is in

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