God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution
John F. Haught
In God After Darwin, 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.
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Argues that both evolutionism and creationism rely too
heavily on notions of underlying order and design. Instead
of focusing on the idea of novelty in human experience-
novelty as a necessary component of evolution, and as the
essence of divine Mystery. In God After Darwin, John Haught
argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian
evolutionists and Christian apologists is fundamentally
misdirected: both sides persist in focusing upon 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
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
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