Subscribe to our monthly Woodstock Reflections podcast in either video or audio format, by pasting these URLs into iTunes!

John Haught


Senior Fellow, Science and Religion

Woodstock Theological Center
Georgetown University
Washington DC 20057-1137


3713 S. George Mason Dr.
Apt. 205W
Falls Church, VA 22041-3729
haughtj@georgetown. edu


B.A., St. Mary’s University, Baltimore, 1964
M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1968
Ph. D., The Catholic University of America, 1970
(Dissertation: Foundations of The Hermeneutics of Eschatology)


Senior Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center (2007-  )
D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities, St John’s University (Fall Semester, 2008)
Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University  (2005-   )
Thomas Healey Distinguished Professor (2002-2005)
Landegger Distinguished Professor (1996-2002)
Professor of Theology, Georgetown University (1986-2005)
Chair, Theology Department, Georgetown University (1990-95)
Associate Professor of Theology, Georgetown University (1977-1986)
Assistant Professor of Theology, Georgetown University (1970-1977)

Return to Top

Books Authored

Science and Faith: A New Introduction (Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, forthcoming)

Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God and the Drama of Life(Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2010)

God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2008); translated into Italian, Dutch and Vietnamese

Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature (Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 2007); translated into Spanish (2009)and Portuguese (2010)

Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) Urdu translation forthcoming

Purpose, Evolution and the Meaning of Life (Ontario: Pandora Press, 2004)

Deeper Than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution (Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 2003), trans. into Korean (Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2003)

Responses to 101 Questions on God and Evolution (New York: Paulist Press, 2001), trans. into Polish, Portuguese and Korean

God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution (Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 2000; Second Edition 2007), trans. into Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean and Slovak

Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation (New York: Paulist Press, 1995), trans. into Romanian, Korean, Persian, Urdu and Indonesian

The Promise of Nature: Ecology and Cosmic Purpose (New York: Paulist Press, 1993; 2nd ed., Eugene, Ore.: Wipf  and Stock Publishers, 2004)

Mystery and Promise: A Theology of Revelation  (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1993; trans. into Portuguese)

What Is Religion? (New York: Paulist Press, 1990)

The Revelation of God in History (Wilmington: Michael Glazier Press, 1988)

What Is God? (New York: Paulist Press, 1986) trans. into Spanish and Portuguese

The Cosmic Adventure: Science, Religion and the Quest for Purpose(New York: Paulist Press, 1984)

Nature and Purpose  (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1980)

Religion and Self-Acceptance (New York: Paulist Press, 1976) -(winner of College Theology Society book award)
Science and Religion in Quest of Cosmic Purpose (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000), Editor

Return to Top


“Science, Faith and the New Atheism, Nauki Przyrodnicze a Nowy Ateizm (Redaktor Marek Slomka), Filozofia Przyrody I Nauk Przyrodniczych 8, 2012, 141-49

“Science, Self, and Immortality,” Perspectives on the Self(New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2011), 70-75.

“Darwin, Christianity and the Drama of Life,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosophia 66 (2010), 705-16.

“Darwin, teologi och evolutionär naturalism,” Signum VIII (Dec. 2010), 13-18.

“Human Specificity After Darwin,” Darwinisme et spécificité de l'humain, edited by B. Bourgine, B. Feltz, P-J.
Laurent et Ph. van den Bosch.

“Human Evolution,” Cambridge Companion to Science and Christianity, edited by Alan Padgett.

“Robert Ulanowicz and the Possibility of a Theology of Evolution,” AXIOMATHES (2011)

“Darwin and Catholicism,” Charles Darwin Encyclopedia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

“Evolution, Death and God: Contributions of Process Thought,” Perspectives sur l'évolution et la création : entre savoir et spéculation (Lyon, France).

“Teilhard and the Question of Life’s Suffering,” Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire, Edited by Kathleen Duffy, S.S.J. (Philadelphia: St. Joseph University Press, 2010), 53-68.

“La science et la quete de la finalité cosmique,” Revue théologique de Louvain 40, 2009, 466-79.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Communion with God Through the Earth,” Reclaming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New,edited by Thomas Groome and Michael Daley (Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 2010), 93-98.

“Darwin, Divine Providence and the Suffering of Sentient Life,” in Louis Caruana, ed., Darwin and Catholicism (London: T & T Clark, 2009), 207-22.

“Is Physics Fundamental? Robert Russell on Divine Action,”Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (2010).

“Information, Theology, and the Universe,” in Paul Davies and Niels Henrik Gregersen, Editors, Matter and Information from Physics to Metaphysics (forthcoming, 2009).

“Science, God and Cosmic Purpose,” in Peter Harrison, ed.,Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

“Tillich in Dialogue with Natural Science,” in Russell Manning, ed., Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 223-37.

“In Praise of Imperfection,” Theology and Science 6, #2 (May 2008), 173-78.

“Evolution and the Suffering of Sentient Life,” in Gaymon Bennett, Martinez, Peters, and Russell, eds., The Evolution of Evil (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008), pp. 189-203.

“Darwinism, Design, and Cosmic Purpose,” in John B. Cobb. Jr., ed., Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2008), pp. 319-29.

“Purpose in Nature: On the Possibility of a Theology of Evolution,” in Simon Conway Morris, ed, The Deep Structure of Biology: Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal? (West Conshohocken, Penn.: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008), pp. 218-32.

“Emergence, Scientific Naturalism, and Theology,” in Nancey Murphy and William Stoeger, SJ, editors, Evolution and Emergence, Systems, Organisms, Persons (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 248-66.

“Darwin and Contemporary Theology,” Worldviews 11 (2007), 44-57.

“What’s Going on in the Universe? Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead,” Process Studies Vol. 35 (2006), pp. 41-67.

“Theology and Ecology in an Unfinished Universe,” in David M. Lodge and Christopher Hamlin, eds., Religion and the New Ecology: Environmental Responsibility in a World in Flux(Notre Dame:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), pp. 226-45.

“Science and the Quest for Cosmic Purpose,” in Kurt Almqvist and Erik Wallrup, ed., The Future of Religion: Perspectives from the Engelsberg Seminar 2001 (Stockholm: Axel and Margaret Johnson Foundation, 2005), pp. 199-210.

“Die Theologie nach dem Kontakt,” in Tobias Daniel Wabbel, ed., Leben im All: Positionen aus Naturwissenschaft, Philosphie und Theologie (Düsseldorf: Patmos, 2006), pp. 205-22.

“God and Evolution,” in Philip Clayton, editor, Oxford Handbook of Science and Religion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 697-712.

“What If Theology Took Evolution Seriously,” New Theology Review, Vol. 18 (Nov. 2005), pp. 10-20.

“Teilhard, Science and the Basis of Obligation,” Grace and Truth: A Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa, Vol. 22 (August 2005), pp. 54-67.

“Is Fine-tuning Remarkable?” in Barrow et al., editors, Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2008), pp. 31-48. 

“Science and Scientism: The Importance of a Distinction,”Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Vol 40, No. 2, (June 2005), pp. 363-68.

“Darwin, Design and the Promise of Nature,” Science & Christian Belief, Vol 17, No 1, pp. 5-20.

“True Union Differentiates: A Response to My Critics,”Science & Christian Belief, Vol 17, No 1, 57-70.

“Behind the Veil: Evolutionary Naturalism and the Question of Immortality,” Joseph A. Bracken, S. J., editor, World Without End: Christian Eschatology from a Process Perspective(Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2005), pp. 150-76.

“Buh po Darwinovi: Otazka Bozi prozretelnosti a evoucni veda,” in Farantisek Mikes, editor, Veda a Nabozenstvi 2000: Od Konfliktu K Dialogu (Olomouc: Univezita Paleckeho, 2004) pp. 24-34.

“Seeing the Universe: Ian Barbour and Teilhard de Chardin,” in Robert Russell, editor, Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and his Legacy (London: Ashgate, 2005) pp. 301-11.

“Ist das Universum wirklich alles?”  in Im Anfang war kein Gott: Naturwissenschaftliche und theologische Perspektiven,ed. Tobias Daniel Wabbel (Patmos Press, 2004), pp. 193-209.

“Neo-Darwinism in Theological Perspective,” in The Epic of Evolution: Science and Religion in Dialogue, ed. James B. Miller (Prentice Hall, 2004), 77-90.

“Theology and Ecology in an Unfinished Universe,” inFranciscans and Creation: What Is Our Responsibility?, ed. Elise Saggau, OSF (The Franciscan Institute, 2003), pp. 1-20.

“Is Nature Enough? No.,” Zygon (Dec. 2003).

“Darwin, Design, and Divine Providence,” in Debating Design,edited by Michael Ruse and William Dembski (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 229-45.

“In Search of a God for Evolution: Paul Tillich and Teilhard de Chardin,” Zygon: The Journal of Science and Religion (Sept. 2002).

“Science, Religion and the Sacred Depths of Nature,”Quarterly Review (Winter, 2002 pp. 333- 48.

“Why Do Gods Persist? A Polanyian Reflection,” Tradition and Discovery (Journal of the Polanyi Society), Fall 2001.

“Cosmic Purpose and Human Existence Today, in Life and the Environment (Tokyo, Japan: L. H. Yoko, 2001), pp. 37-65.

“Theology after Contact: Religion and Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent Life,” in Cosmic Questions (New York: New York Academy of Sciences Press, 2001).

“Science, Theology, and the Origin of Life,” Theology Digest Vol 49:4, 2002 (Eighth Annual Henri De Lubac Lecture, St. Louis University), 334-46.

“Information and Cosmic Purpose,” in John F. Haught, ed.,Science and Religion in Quest of Cosmic Purpose (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000), pp. 105-20.

“Does Evolution Rule Out God’s Existence,” in James B. Miller, ed., An Evolving Dialogue: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Evolution(Washington: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998), pp. 341-54.

“Darwin’s Gift to Theology,” in Robert John Russell, William R. Stoeger, S. J. and Francisco J. Ayala, ed., Evolutionary and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action(Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory Publications, 1998), pp. 393-418.

“Evolution in Nature and Catholic Thought,” in Maureen Fiedler and Linda Rabben, Editors, Rome Has Spoken (New York: Crossroad, 1998), pp. 178-85.

“Evolution, Information and Cosmic Purpose,” CTNS Bulletin(Summer, 1998), pp. 1-9.

“Science, Religion and the Role of Metaphysics,” CTNS Bulletin (Summer, 1998), pp. 22-37.

“Evolution, Tragedy and Hope,” in Ted Peters, ed., Science and Religion: The New Consonance (Westview Press,  1998).

“Polanyi’s Finalism,” (coauthored with Diane Yeager),  Zygon: The Journal of Science and Religion (December, 1997), pp. 543-66.

“Ecology and Eschatology,” in Drew Christiansen and Walter Grazer, ed., And God Saw That It Was Good. Washington, D.C.: United States Catholic Conference, 1996, pp. 47-64.

“Christianity and Ecology,” in Roger S. Gottlieb, ed., This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment. New York: Routledge, 1996, pp. 270-85.

“Chaos, Complexity and Theology.” Teilhard Studies, No. 30, 1994, pp. 1-22 (republished in Teilhard in the 21st Century, edited by Arthur Fabel and Donald St. John (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2003), pp. 181-94. 

“Theology and the Environmental Crisis,” in W. O’Brien, ed.,Minding the Time. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1992), pp. 37-58.

“Religion and the Origins of the Environmental Crisis,” in Michael Barnes, ed.,  An Ecology of the Spirit. Lanham: University Press of America, 1994.

“Religious and Cosmic Homelessness,” in Charles Birch et. al., ed., Liberating Life.  Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 1990, pp. 159-81.

“Science Education and the Importance of Story,” in William McFadden, S.J. ed., Georgetown at Two Hundred.  Washington, D. C.: Georgetown University Press, 1990, pp. 169-84.

“Is Human Life Only Chemistry?” Current (July/August, 1987), pp. 4-7. (Reprinted from an article in the Washington Post, March, 1987, “There’s more to Adam than Atoms.” Reprinted again in James E. Huchingson, ed. Religion and the Natural Sciences.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovonavich, 1992, pp. 337-42.

“The Informed Universe and the Existence of God,” in John R. Jacobson and Robert L. Mitchell, ed., The Existence of God.Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988, pp. 223-44.

“Reading Theology,” in Phyllis O’Callaghan, ed., A Clashing of Symbols. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1988, pp. 23-29.

“The Emergent Environment and the Problem of Cosmic Purpose,” Environmental Ethics, VIII (1986), 139-50.

“Narrative, Truth and Illusion,”  Religious Studies and Theology, V (May, 1985), 68-78.

“Dipolar Theism:  Psychological Considerations,” Process Studies, VI (Spring, 1976), 43-50.

“Eschatological Encounter with God,” The Thomist,  XXXVII (April, 1973), 271-287.

“The Significance of Job for Christology,” The American Ecclesiastical Review CLXVI (November, 1972), 579-86.

“What is Logocentric Theology?,” Theological Studies  XXXIII (March, 1972), 120-132.

Major Encyclopedia Articles:

“Evolutionary Theology,” Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (New York: Macmillan)

“Revelation,” The New Dictionary of Theology.  Wilmington: Michael Glazier Press, pp. 884-99

“God in Modern Science,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Vol. 18, 1989.

“Ecology and Theology,” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement  (Vol. 19, 1996).

Brief Encyclopedia Articles:

“Charles Darwin,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia

“Anthropic Principle,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia

“Kenosis,” Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (New York: Macmillan)

“Atheism,” Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (New York: Macmillan)

“Incarnation,” Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (New York: Macmillan)

“Evolution,” The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism,pp. 497-499.

“Ecology,” The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism,pp. 449-50.

“Materialism,” Modern Catholic Encyclopedia, Liturgical Press, 1995. 

“Existentialism,” Modern Catholic Encyclopedia, Liturgical Press, 1995.

“Catholicism,” Encyclopedia of Environmental History, 2004.

“Christianity and Ecology,” Encyclopedia of Environmental History, 2004.

Popular Articles and Articles in Journals of Opinion:

“Unevolved,” Commonweal CXXXVIII, (June 3, 2011), 14-15

“Can Evolution Explain Morality?” America Magazine (Dec. 6, 2010), 12-16

“True Believers: Have the New Atheists Adopted a Faith of Their Own?” America Vol. 198, No. 15 (May 5, 2008), 16-18

“Amateur Atheists: Why the New Atheism Isn’t Serious,” The Christian Century (Feb. 26, 2008)

“Don’t Assign these Books,” Commonweal, CXXXV (2008), 38

“Darwin and the Cardinal,” Commonweal, CXXXII (2005), 39

“God, Evolution and the Redemptive Future,” Scripture from Scratch (October 2004)

“The Unfinished Universe,” Commonweal CXXX, 2003), 12-14

“Darwin and the Question of Truth, Commonweal CXXVIII (2002).

“Evolution and God’s Humility,” Commonweal CXXVII (Jan. 28, 2000), 14-16

“The Darwinian Struggle,” Commonweal CXXVI (Sept. 24, 1999), pp. 14-16

“A Way of Viewing Evolution Through a Christian Lens, “Catholic News Service May, 2000)

“Darwin and God,” HMS Beagle (Online Science and Medical Journal)

“What’s in Church History for Me?” (Catholic New Service,1998)

“Theology and Evolution,” Origins (Feb. 12, 1998)

“How Can Evolution Be?” (Catholic New Service, 1998)

“This New Acquaintance with Our Genes” (Catholic New Service, 1998)

“Christian Faith and Unbelief” (Catholic New Service, 1998)

“Dilemmas of Discipleship” (Catholic New Service, 1997)

“At Home in My Pilgrim Cosmos” (Catholic New Service, 1997)

“Creation and Divine Power,” Catholic News Service, (Fall, 1996)

“The Breath of the Spirit: Courage,” Catholic News Service, (Spring, 1996)

“Three Views of Ecological Theology,” Pax Christi Vol. XIX (Summer, 1994), pp.


“Boldness of the Sacramental Vision,” Catholic News Service, (Fall, 1994) 

“Can God Compete With Science,” Catholic News Service  (Summer, 1995)

“Good News for the Entire Universe, Not Just Humans,”Praying No. 61 (July-August, 1994), pp. 11-15

“The Promise of an Ultimate Beauty,” Praying No. 60 ( May-June, 1994), pp. 11-15

“Not Just Cheering from the Sidelines,” Praying No. 59, (March-April, 1994), pp. 11-15

“You, the Thinker: Thoughtful Openings onto Wonder,”Catholic News Service (Summer 1994)

“The Significance of Sacramentalism,” Catholic News Service, (Fall, 1994).

“Ethnic Cleansing and Contemporary Ethics,” Catholic News Service, (Summer, 1993)

“What if Earthlings are not Alone in the Universe,” Catholic News Service, (Winter, 1993)

Return to Top

Book Reviews

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris  (America Magazine, Feb. 7, 2011), 30-32. 

Galileo: Watcher of the Skies by David Wootton America Magazine(Dec. 6, 2010), 24-27

The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures, by Nicholas Wade (Commonweal CXXXVIII, April 9, 2010), 18-19.

The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology by Paul Moser (Theological Studies, 2009)

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion,Edited by Ronald L. Numbers (America Magazine, 2009)

Teilhard de Chardin: Theology, Humanity, Cosmos, by David Grumett (Science and Religion Reviews)

Roman Catholicism and Modern Science: A History, by Don O’Leary (America, Dec. 11, 2006)

Reenchantment Without Supernaturalism, by David Griffin (Zygon, March 2005)

The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis, edited by John Polkinghorne (Modern Theology, forthcoming)

The Problem of God in Modern Theology, by Philip Clayton (Theological Studies,   Winter 2002)

Can a Darwinian Be a Christian, by Michael Ruse (Commonweal)

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought, by Pascal Boyer (Washington Times, July 1, 2001)

The Wedge of Truth, by Philip Johnson (National Center for Science Education Bulletin)

The Human Phenomenon, by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, trans by Sarah Appleton-Weber, (Commonweal, Sept 22, 2000)

The Shaping of Rationality, by J. Wentzel van Huyssten (Theological Studies, Vol 61, No. 2, pp. 381-83

The Undiscovered Mind, by John Horgan (Commonweal, March 24, 2000)

Einstein and Religion, by Max Jammer (Washington Times, Dec., 1999)

Anglo-American Postmodernity, by Nancey Murphy (Theological Studies, June, 1999)

God’s Funeral, by A. N. Wilson (Washington Times, July 25, 1999)

The Ethics of Human Cloning, by Leon R. Kass and James Q. Wilson (Washington Times, July 19, 1998)

The Human Christ, by Charlotte Allen (Washington Times, June 1998)

This Is Biology, by Ernst Mayr (Washington Times, March 30, 1997)

The Greening of Protestant Thought, by Robert Booth Fowler (American Political Science Review)

The Lives to Come, by Philip Kitcher (Washington Times)

The Fire in the Equations , by Kitty Ferguson  (Washington Times, Feb. 25, 1996)

Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey, by Roger Scruton (Washington Times, Nov. 12, 1995)

The Faith of a Physicist, by John Polkinghorne (Worship, Nov. 1994)

The Physics of Immortality, by Frank J. Tipler (America, Jan. 14, 1995 )

Stubborn Fact and Creative Advance, by Thomas Hosinski (Theological Studies, Fall 1995)

Athens and Jerusalem, by Jack A. Bonsor (The Catholic World, forthcoming)

Caring for Creation, by Max Oelschlaeger (Cross Currents, Spring 1995)

The Construction of Social Reality, by John Searle (Washington TImes, April 9, 1995)

Toward a Theology of Nature, by Wolfhart Pannenberg  (Theological Studies, Fall, 1994)

Revelation and Truth, by Thomas Guarino  (Theological Studies, Spring 1994)

The Troubled Dream of Life, by Daniel Callahan (Washington Times, Sunday, August 1, 1993)

A History of God, by Karen Armstrong (Washington Times, (Sunday, Oct. 24, 1993)

The Knight’s Move, by James Loder and W. Jim Neihardt, Journal of AAR, 1996)

The Faith of a Physicist, by John Polkinghorne (Washington Times,Sunday, July 10, 1994

Reason for Hope, by Stanley J. Grenz (Horizons, Winter, 1993)

The Unauthorized Version, by Robin Lane Fox, (Washington Times4/19/92)

A Marginal Jew, by John Meier, (Washington Times  12/92)

Belonging to the Universe, by Fritjof Capra and David Steindl-Rast, (Living Light, Fall, 1992

The Web of the Universe, by James Hitchcock (Theological Studies, Fall 1992)

The Mind of God, by Paul Davies, (Theological Studies)

Science and Religion, by Holmes Rolston, III., Theological Studies(June, 1988)

Other-world Journeys, by Carol Zaleski, Washington Times (July 6, 1987

Evolution and Creation,  ed. by Ernan McMullin, Theological Studies (Spring, 1987)

God and the New Biology, by A. R. Peacocke, The Living Light(1987)

Review article of books on science and religion, Commonweal, pp. 669-70 (Dec. 5, 1986)

Darwinism and Divinity, ed. by John Durant, Theological Studies, (Sept. 1986)

Finite and Infinite Games, by James P. Carse, Washington Times, (Jan. 5, 1987)

Story Theology, by Terrence W. Tilley, Theological Studies, Spring, (1986)

Intimations of Reality,  by Arthur Peacocke, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, (Summer, 1987)

The Reason For Our Hope, by Richard Viladesau, Theological  Studies  XLVII (Fall 1985)

Religion, Explanation and Faith, by Anthony O’Hear, Theological  Studies  XLVI  (June, 1985)

Religion in an Age of Science, by Charles Meyer (N.C. News Service, 1983)

When Gods Change, by Charles S. McCoy, Theology Today, (1981)

The Study of Theology, by Gerhard Ebeling, Theological Studies  (December, 1980)

Freud and the Problem of God, by Hans Küng, America  (September 22, 1979)

Negativity and Subjectivity, by Wilfried VerEecke, International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion X (1979)

Mystery and the Unconscious, by Walter Lowe, Theological Studies  XXXIX  (June, 1978)

Reasons of the Heart,  by John Dunne, N.C. News Service (1978).

The Crucified God,  by Jürgen Moltmann, Theological Studies(March, 1976)

On the Way to the Future, by Hans Schwarz, The Living Light  X  (Spring, 1973)

Theological Dynamics, by Seward Hiltner, National Catholic Reporter IX   (March 16, 1973)

Science and the Christian Experiment, by  A. R. Peacocke,Theological Studies  XXXIII (September, 1972)

God in Exile, by Cornelio Fabro, American Ecclesiastical Review   CLX (February, 1969)

Building the Human, by Robert Johann, Salesian Studies  VI (Spring, 1969).

The Eucharist, by Edward Schillebeeckx, O. P. American Ecclesiastical Review  CLX (March, 1969)

The Shaping of Modern Christian Thought, by Warren G. Groff and Donald E. Miller, Salesian Studies, VI (Winter, 1969)

The Vision of Paul Tillich, by Carl J.  Armbruster, Salesian Studies  V (Summer, 1968)

A Handbook of Christian Theologians, by Dean G. Peerman and Martin E. Marty, Salesian Studies V (Summer, 1968)

The Divided Mind of Modern Theology, by James Smart, Salesian Studies  V (Spring, 1968)

Return to Top

Lecture Topics

Issues in Science and Religion

Science, Faith and the New Atheism

Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake?

Science, Religion, and Cosmic Purpose

Einstein and Religion

How Much Can Evolution Explain?

Science, Theology, and the Origin of Life

Is Nature All there Is?

Religion and Scientific Naturalism

Evolution and Morality

Darwin and Design

Natural Theology after Darwin

Science, Ecology, and Theology

Christianity and Science

Catholicism and Science

God and Galileo

Science and Catholic Theology

Science, Death, and Resurrection

The Thought and Significance of Teilhard de Chardin

Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Polanyi, Science, and Faith

Bernard Lonergan and Evolutionary Science

Einstein, Tillich, and Bultmann

Many other topics in science, theology, philosophy and religion

Return to Top

Invited Academic and Public Lectures and Seminars on Various Topics in Science and Religion

Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT (April 24, 2012)

Holy Names University (Sophia Center), Oakland, CA (April 20-21, 2012)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (March 29, 2012

Columbia University, New York, NY (Dec. 13, 2011)

Glastonbury Abbey, Boston, MA (Nov. 17, 2011)

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (Nov. 15, 2011)

Foundation for Contemporary Theology, Houston TX (Nov. 4-5. 2011)

University of Kentucky, Lexington KY (October 12, 2011)

St. Louis University, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Keynote lecture, St Louis, MO (October 29, 2011)

St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY (Oct. 6, 2011)

Brown University, Beckett Lecture, Providence, RI (Sept. 30, 2011)

Mercer University, Ginn Lectures on Science and Religion, Atlanta, GA (Sept. 20-22, 2011)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA  (May 25, 2011)

American Teilhard Association Lecture, Union Theological Seminary (New York City, May 14, 2011)

King’s College, Scranton, PA (April 12, 2011)

Villanova University, Vivian J. Lamb Lecture, Philadelphia, PA (March 28, 2011)

Yale University, New Haven CT (March 25-26, 2011)

Georgetown University Cognitive Science Conference Washington, DC (March 18, 2011)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (March 2, 2011)

New York Academy of Science (March 23, 2011)

University of Lublin, Poland (Nov. 17, 2010)

Franciscan Seminary, Kraków, Poland (Nov. 18, 2010)

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (Nov. 24, 2010)

University of Arizona, Tucson AZ (three lectures, Oct. 25-26, 2010)

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (Sept 4, 2010)

Louvain University, Louvain, Belgium (June 14, 2010)

Faculté de théologie de Lyon, Lyon, France (June 11, 2010)

Fairfield University (Ignatian Lecture with Christopher Hitchens), Fairfield, CN (April 20, 2010)

Lutheran School of Theology (Zygon Center for Science and Religion) Chicago, IL (April 16, 2010)

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (March 25, 2010)

Southern Methodist University (Three Lectures), Dallas, TX (Feb. 1-2, 2010).

City University of New York (Great Issues Forum), New York, NY (Nov. 17, 2009)

Marymount University (Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture), Arlington, VA (Oct. 28, 2009)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Nov. 21, 2009)

St Thomas University (three lectures), Houston, TX (Nov. 19-20, 2009)

Moravian College and Seminary (two lectures), Bethlehem, PA (Oct 16, 2009)

University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro NC (Oct 7, 2009)

Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA (Oct 6, 2009)

First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich, CN (Oct. 4, 2009)

Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska (Sept 24, 2009)

Nazareth College, William Shannon Lecture, Rochester, NY (Sept. 17, 2009)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Braga, Portugal (Sept. 11, 2009)

Furman University, Greenville, SC (Feb. 17, 2009)

Pacific Lutheran University, Takoma, WA (Feb. 13, 2009)

Florida Southern University, Lakeland, FL (Feb 6, 2009)

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (Dec. 4, 2008)

St. John’s University, Staten Island, NY (Nov. 18, 2008)

Seton Hall University (2 lectures), South Orange, NJ (Nov. 12, 2008)

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (Oct. 28, 2008)

St. John’s University, Queens, New York (Oct. 16, 2008)

University of Wisconsin Eau Clair, Eau Clair Wisconsin (Oct. 7, 2008)

Villanova University (Sept 23, 2008)Lecture series on Science and Spirituality to RSHM Community, Sag Harbor NY (July 7-10)

Oxford University, Oxford, England (June 25, 2008)

Canterbury Forum, Cedar Falls, Iowa (May 18, 2005)

Pairiewoods Conference on Science and Spirituality, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 16-17, 2008)

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR (April 23, 2008)

Bioethics Forum, Madison WI (April 17-18, 2008)

Wittenberg University (April 9, 2008)

St. John’s University, New York City, NY (April 2, 2008)

University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK (Feb. 20, 2008)

Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA (Feb 5, 2008)

Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH 5-part Series on Science and Christianity (2007-2008)

Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN (Nov. 15, 2007)

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York City (Nov. 6, 2007)

Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, New York City (Nov. 5, 2007)

Stetson University, Deland, FL (Oct 22, 2007)

Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA (Oct 16, 2007)

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH (Oct. 9, 2007)

St Mary’s College, South Bend, IN (Oct. 4, 2007)

Concordia University, Moorhead, MN (Oct. 1-3)

Gustavus Adolfus College, St. Peter, MN (Sept . 26-29)

Georgetown College, Lexington, KY (Sept. 25, 2008)

Eastern Nazarene College, Boston (June 29, 2007)

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (June 1, 2007)

Collin Community College, Plano, TX (April 17, 18, 2007)

Siena College, Albany, NY (April 12, 2007)

Union College, Schenectady, NY (April 11, 2007)

Mt. St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD (March 19, 2007)

Wartburg College, Waverly Iowa (March 17, 2007)

St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (March 15, 2007)

Four Lectures at  Pine St. Presb. Church, Harrisburg, PA (March 3-4, 2007) 

Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA (Jan 28, 2007)

Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA (Jan 15, 2007).

Metanexus Senior Fellow Lectures (series of 5) Philadelphia, PA (2006-07)

Ohio Council of Churches Keynote, Columbus, OH (Jan 22, 23, 2007)

Utah Valley State, Orem, UT (Nov. 30, 2006)

Albertus Magnus Lecture, Dominican Univ., Chicago IL (Nov 16, 2006)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (Nov 6 & 7, 2006)

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Nov. 3, 2006)

Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio (Nov 2, 2006)

St. Joseph University, Phil., PA (Oct 31, 2006)

Portland University, Portland, OR (Oct 28, 2006)

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (Oct 21, 2006)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Oct 7, 2006)

Oen Fellowship Lecture, Luther College, Decorah, IA (Sept 27, 2006)

Keynote Lecture, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN (Sept 22, 2006)

Luther College, Decorah, IA (Sept 27, 2007)

Mendenhall Lecture, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN (Sept 19, 2006)

Aarhus University, Copenhagen (Information Conference) (Aug. 18, 2006)

Maryknoll, NY (Science and Religion Series) (July 23-28)

SUNY Stony Brook, NY (June 26, 2006)

Metanexus Keynote Lecture, University of Penn, Phil. PA (June 4, 2006)

Academy of Philosophy, Tehran, Iran (April 30-31, 2006)

New York Academy of Sciences, New York City (April 22, 2006)

Grand Valley State University (March 31-April1, 2006)

Bard College, NY (March 21, 2006)

Address to Regional AAR/SBL, Baltimore, MD (March 16, 2006)

Carroll Lecture, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2006)

University of Seattle (Feb. 27, 2006) 

Burke Lecture, University of California at San Diego (Feb 23, 2006)

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Feb 22, 2006)

Arizona State, Phoenix NM (Jan 21 & 22, 2006)

Duke University, Durham, NC (Dec. 8, 2005)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 18, 2005)

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (Oct. 29, 2005)

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (Nov. 3, 2005)

Florida State University,  Tallahassee, FL (Nov. 8, 2005)

University of Portland, Portland OR (Nov. 6, 2005)

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI (Nov. 2, 2005)

Iowa State University (Three Lectures), Ames Iowa (Oct.15-17, 2005)

Huazong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. of China (Oct 12, 2005).

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Sept. 28, 2005)

Gustavus Adolphus University, St. Peter MN (Sept. 27, 2005)

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (Sept. 23, 2005)

Catholic Theological Society of America Plenary Lecture, St. Louis (June 11, 2005)

University of Pennsylvania (Metanexus Lecture), Philadelphia, PA (June 5, 2005)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (April 25, 2005)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (April 21, 2005)

St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, LA (April 20, 2005)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (April 19, 2005) 

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (April 13, 2005)

Georgetown University (Teilhard Lecture), Washington, DC (May 11, 2005)

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (April 8, 2005)

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (April 6, 2005)

Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA (April 5, 2005)

Yale University, New Haven, CT (March 30, 2005)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY (March 16, 2005)

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA (March 1, 2005)

Claremont School of Theology,  Claremont, CA (Feb. 25, 2005)

National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan (Dec. 3, 2004)

Wenzau Ursuline College of Modern Languages, Kaoshiung, Taiwan (Dec. 1, 2004)

Fu Jen School of Theology, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (Nov 30, 2004)

Taiwan National University, Taipei, Taiwan (Nov 29, 2004)

Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (Nov 26, 2004)

St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY (Nov 4, 2004)

Claremont School of Theology,  Claremont, CA (Oct  22-24, 2004)

Mt. St. Mary’s University, Emmittsburg, MD (Sept 27, 2004)

State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia (July 30, 2004)

Paramadina University, Jakarta, Indonesia (July 29, 2004)

Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia (July 28, 2004)

State Institute of Islamic Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (July 26, 2004)

Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (four lectures, July 20-24, 2004)

Western Pennsylvania Family Center, Pittsburgh (July 15, 2004)

Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy (June 19, 2004)

Metanexus Institute, Philadelphia (June 6, 2004)

Stanford University, Palo Alto CA (May 22, 2004)

Minnesota Academy of Science (April 22, 2004)

St. John’s College, Collegeville, MN (April 21, 2004)

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (April 20, 2004)

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (April 8, 2004)

William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA (April 4, 2004)

Goshen College, Indiana (March, 12-14, 2004)

McPherson College, Kansas (March 7, 2004)

Utah State University (March 3, 2003)

Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA (Feb. 27, 2004)

Sophia Award Lecture, Washington Theological Union, Washinngton, DC (Feb. 22, 2004)

THE BOYLE LECTURE, Mary-le-Bow Church, London, Feb 4, 2004

Harvard University (Oct. 12, 2003)

University of San Francisco (Oct 12, 2004)

Nobel Conference, Gustavus Adolphus College (Oct. 7, 2003)

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley (Oct. 5, 2003)

Queen’s College, NC (Sept. 25, 2003)

Slippery Rock University (Sept. 18, 2003)

Boston College (July 11, 2003)

Washington Theological Union (May 23, 2003)

Bellarmine University (March 17, 2003) 

Jacksonville University (March 14, 2003)

CTNS Forum Lecture, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (March 11, 2003)

Kentucky Wesleyan College (Nov. 14, 2002)

Owen Garrigan Award Lecture, Seton Hall University (Nov. 12, 2002)

Ferrum College (Oct. 30, 2002)

John Carroll University (Oct. 29, 2002)

Eighth Annual De Lubac Lecture, St Louis University (Oct 24, 2002)

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College (Oct, 18, 2002)

Grove City College (Oct 3, 2002)

Institute for Religion in an Age of Science: Star Island Annual Conference (July 30, 2002).

Family Therapy and Spirituality Conference, Pittsbugh (July 12, 2002)

St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City (June 1, 2002)

University of California, Davis (St. Augustive Chair Lecture, May 18, 2002)

Christ Church Sunday Academic Lectures (May 12, 2002)

Webster University (April 18, 2002)

St Bonaventure University  (April 13, 2002)

York College of Pennsylvania (April 4, 2002)

University of Seattle (Feb. 28, 2002)

Notre Dame University (Feb. 23, 2002)

University of Connecticut (Feb. 14, 2002)

Holy Names College, Oakland, CA (Dec. 7, 2001)

Paul Tillich Society, AAR Convention, Denver, CO, (Nov. 17, 2001)

Yale University: Inaugural Lecture of Thomas Golden Fellowship in Science and Religion (Nov. 12, 2001)

University of Detroit (Nov. 7, 2001)

St. Bonaventure University (Oct. 31, 2001)

University of Chicago (Oct. 27, 2001)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC (Sept 13, 2001)

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, Oxford England

New Zealand Bible College, Auckland, NZ (June, 23, 2001)

Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA (June 19, 2001)

Engelburg Lectures, Avesta, Sweden (June 17, 2001)

Polanyi Society Keynote, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, (June 9, 2001)

Catholic Theological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (May 25, 2001)

Catholic University, Washington, DC (May 3, 2001)

Stonehill College, Boston, MA (April, 2001)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC (May, 2001)

Pt. Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA (April 25, 2001)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (April 16)

Sunday Evening Academic Seminars (Christ Church, Wilmington, DE, April 29, 2001)

McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario (March, 2001)

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (March, 2001)

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA (March 12, 2001)

University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN (April, 2001)

St. Thomas University, St Paul MN (April, 2001)

Carson-Newman University, TN (Feb., 2001)

Cornell University, Ithaca NY (Feb., 2001)

Juniata College, Juniata PA (Feb., 2001)

Creighton University, Omaha NE (Jan., 2001)

St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY (Nov. 8, 2000)

College Theology Society Meeting, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Emmittsburg, MD (Nov. 4, 2000)

St. Joseph College, Hartford, CN (Oct. 20, 2000)

Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 20, 2000)

Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 19, 2000)

Palasky University, Olomucz, Czech Republic (Oct.13, 2000)

Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC (Sept, 30, 2000)

United Nations Future Visions Conference, New York City (Sept. 6, 2000)

World Congress of the Systems Sciences, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Toronto, Canada (July 21, 2000)

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences,  University of California, Berkeley, CA (June 9, 2000)

Sophia Center, Cold Spring Harbor Research Center, Huntington, NY (May 8, 2000)

Greensboro College, Greensboro NC (April 19, 2000)

University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN (April 28, 2000)

University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN (April 29, 2000)

International Conference on Science and Religion (Interdisciplinary University, Paris, April 12, 2000)

Willamette University,  Salem, Oregon (March 3, 2000)

Lewis University, Joliet  IL (March 16, 2000)

Depaul University, Chicago, IL (March 18, 2000)

Academic Conference on Evolution, Purpose, and Meaning (Lyford Cay, The Bahamas, Feb. 5, 2000)

Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Feb. 18, 2000)

Panel presentation at National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC (Jan. 26, 2000)

Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA (Jan. 19, 1999)

Marymount University, Arlington, VA (April 26, 1999)

University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, (March 29, 1999)

Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN (March 16, 1999)

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (Nov. 11, 1998)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 5, 1998)

King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. PA (March, 1998)

Kent State University, Ohio (Feb. 6, 1998)

Epic of Evolution Conference, Chicago, IL, Field Museum of Natural History, Nov. 14, 1997) 

Allentown College, Allentown, PA (Nov. 6, 1997)

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (August 10, 1997)

Cosmos and Creation Annual Lectures,  Loyola University (May 24, 1997)

University of New Mexico (May 3, 1997)

Stetson University, Deland FL (April 22, 1997)

CTNS Forum Lecture, University of California at Berkeley (April 16, 1997):  

CTNS Keynote Lecture, University of California at Berkeley (April 19, 1997): 

St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia (Dec. 2, 1996)

Loyola University, Chicago (Oct. 18, 1996)

Iowa State University (Sept. 24, 1996)

Brooklyn College (March 27, 1996)

University of Toronto (March 21, 1996)

University of Wales, Wales (Nov. 3, 1995)

New Mellary Abbey (Sept. 9-11, 1995)

University of Maryland, (March 29, 1995)

University of San Diego (Catholic Forum Lecture Series, Feb. 16, 1995)

Johns Hopkins University (Nov. 1994)

Annual Teilhard Lecture, New York (April 1994)

Marion College, Indiana, (Feb.11, 1992)

Franklin College, Indiana (Feb. 12, 1992)

Ignatian lecture, Georgetown University, Washington DC (Jan. 1992)

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Oct. 16, 1990)

College Theology Society Convention, Loyola Univ.New Orleans (June 1, 1990)

LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY (April 7, 1989)

Oberlin College, Oberlin OH (November 17, 1986)

St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT (April, 1985)

Salisbury State College, Salisbury, MD (March, 1985)

St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD (March, 1984)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (June, 1984)

University of Toronto (August, 1983)

Return to Top