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John Haught

Woodstock Project(s): Science & Religion

Curriculum Vitae :: Articles :: Reviews :: Lectures

haught1Dr. John Haught

Ph.D., Catholic University, 1970. Former Chair and Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University (1970-2005). Area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. Author of many books, including Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and God After Darwin: The Theology of Evolution (Westview Press, 2007). Lectures internationally on many issues related to science and religion.

In 2002, he won the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Relgion and in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence. Testified for the plaintiffs in the recent "Intelligent Design trial" (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education). Senior Fellow in Science & Religion at Woodstock.

In addition to his books (listed below), Haught has authored numerous articles and reviews. He lectures internationally on many issues related to science and religion. In 2002 he was the winner of the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and in 2008 a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. In 2009, in recognition of his work on theology and science, Haught was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Louvain. He testified for the plaintiffs in the Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design trial" (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education). He and his wife Evelyn have two sons and live in Falls Church, Virginia.

 

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