God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution by John Haught
English | July 24, 2007 | ISBN: 0813343704 | 256 Pages | PDF | 873.14 KB
In God After Darwin, eminent theologian John F. Haught argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolutionists & Christian apologists is fundamentally misdirected
: Both sides persist in focusing on an explanation of underlying design & 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 & the essence of the unfolding of the divine mystery. He argues that Darwins disturbing picture of life, instead of being hostile to religion-as scientific skeptics & 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, Haughts explanation of the relationship between theology & evolution is both accessible & engaging. The second edition of God After Darwin features an entirely new chapter on the ongoing, controversial debate between intelligent design & evolution, including an assessment of Haughts experience as an expert witness in the l&mark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District on teaching evolution & intelligent design in schools.