ISBN-10:
0813343704
ISBN-13:
9780813343709
Pub. Date:
07/23/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
God after Darwin: A Theology of Evolution / Edition 2

God after Darwin: A Theology of Evolution / Edition 2

by John F. Haught, John Haught

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God after Darwin: A Theology of Evolution / Edition 2

In God After Darwin, eminent theologian John F. Haught argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolutionists and Christian apologists is fundamentally misdirected: Both sides persist in focusing on an explanation of underlying design and order in the universe. Haught suggests that what is lacking in both of these competing ideologies is the notion of novelty, a necessary component of evolution and the essence of the unfolding of the divine mystery. He argues that Darwin's disturbing picture of life, instead of being hostile to religion-as scientific skeptics and many believers have thought it to be-actually provides a most fertile setting for mature reflection on the idea of God. Solidly grounded in scholarship, Haught's explanation of the relationship between theology and evolution is both accessible and engaging. The second edition of God After Darwin features an entirely new chapter on the ongoing, controversial debate between intelligent design and evolution, including an assessment of Haught's experience as an expert witness in the landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District on teaching evolution and intelligent design in schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813343709
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/23/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 825,790
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John F. Haught is professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. John F. Haught is professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Beyond Design     1
Darwin's Dangerous Idea     13
Theology Since Darwin     25
Darwin's Gift to Theology     49
Religion, Evolution, and Information     61
A God for Evolution     87
Evolution, Tragedy, and Cosmic Purpose     113
Religion, Ethics, and Evolution     129
Evolution, Ecology, and the Promise of Nature     153
Cosmic Evolution and Divine Action     173
Darwin and God After Dover     193
Conclusion     211
Acknowledgments     219
Notes     221
Index     239

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