God After Darwin

God After Darwin
Author: John F. Haught
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780429968716
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

God After Darwin

God After Darwin
Author: John F. Haught
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780429979798
Available:
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

God After Darwin

God After Darwin
Author: John F. Haught,John Haught
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786733217
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Release: 2009-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

God After Darwin 1E

God After Darwin 1E
Author: John Haught
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780429711213
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Release: 2021-12-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 engaging.

Reading Genesis After Darwin

Reading Genesis After Darwin
Author: Stephen C. Barton,David Wilkinson (Rev. Dr.)
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780195383362
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Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species has changed the landscape of religious thought in many ways. There is a widespread assumption that before Darwin, all Christians believed that the world was created some 6,000 years ago over a period of 6 days. After Darwin, the first chapters of Genesis were either rejected totally by skeptics or defended vehemently in scientific creationism. This book tells a very different story. Bringing together contributions from biblical scholars, historians and contemporary theologians, it is demonstrated that both Jewish and Christian scholars read Genesis in a non-literal way long before Darwin. Even during the nineteenth century, there was a wide range of responses from religious believers towards evolution, many of them very positive. Stephen C. Barton and David Wilkinson argue that being receptive to the continuing relevance of Genesis today regarding questions of gender, cosmology, and the environment is a lively option.

Making Sense of Evolution

Making Sense of Evolution
Author: John F. Haught
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9780664232856
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Release: 2010
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haught offers a provocative take on how reconciliation between evolution and Christian theology might begin, and questions whether the two concepts must be mutually exclusive.

Deeper Than Darwin

Deeper Than Darwin
Author: John Haught
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780429969645
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his acclaimed book God After Darwin, John Haught argued that religious belief is wholly compatible with evolutionary biology. Now, in Deeper Than Darwin, he advances his argument further by saying that religious belief is even more revealing about life than Darwinism. Haught looks hard at the question of how, after Darwin, religions may plausibly claim to be bearers of truth and not just of meaning and adaptive consolation. While he assumes the fundamental correctness of evolutionary biology, he firmly rejects the non-scientific belief that evolutionary biology amounts to an adequate explanation of living phenomena. Even though Darwinism is illuminating, Haught argues, it by no means tells us everything we need to know about life, even in principle. To find the deepest, though certainly not the clearest, understandings of life and the universe, we may still profitably consult the religions of the world. Deeper Than Darwin takes up where God After Darwin left off, arguing that Darwin's vision is important and essentially correct but that we can still dig deeper in our understanding of what is going on in the life-story.

Darwin God and the Meaning of Life

Darwin  God and the Meaning of Life
Author: Steve Stewart-Williams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139490993
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Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you accept evolutionary theory, can you also believe in God? Are human beings superior to other animals, or is this just a human prejudice? Does Darwin have implications for heated issues like euthanasia and animal rights? Does evolution tell us the purpose of life, or does it imply that life has no ultimate purpose? Does evolution tell us what is morally right and wrong, or does it imply that ultimately 'nothing' is right or wrong? In this fascinating and intriguing book, Steve Stewart-Williams addresses these and other fundamental philosophical questions raised by evolutionary theory and the exciting new field of evolutionary psychology. Drawing on biology, psychology and philosophy, he argues that Darwinian science supports a view of a godless universe devoid of ultimate purpose or moral structure, but that we can still live a good life and a happy life within the confines of this view.

Finding Ourselves after Darwin

Finding Ourselves after Darwin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781493406586
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A multinational team of scholars focuses on the interface between Christian doctrine and evolutionary scientific research, exploring the theological consequences for the doctrines of original sin, the image of God, and the problem of evil. Moving past the misperception that science and faith are irreconcilable, the book compares alternative models to those that have generated faith-science conflict and equips students, pastors, and anyone interested in origins to develop a critical and scientifically informed orthodox faith.

Godless

Godless
Author: Ann H. Coulter
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781400054213
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Release: 2007
Editor: Crown Forum
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the conservative spokesperson and author of Slander and How to Talk to a Liberal comes an all new, timely, and thought-provoking study of American politics and religion that looks at the Left's attacks on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

Humanism and the Death of God

Humanism and the Death of God
Author: Ronald E. Osborn
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780192510990
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Release: 2017-01-19
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Humanism and the Death of God is a critical exploration of secular humanism and its discontents. Through close readings of three exemplary nineteenth-century philosophical naturalists or materialists, who perhaps more than anyone set the stage for our contemporary quandaries when it comes to questions of human nature and moral obligation, Ronald E. Osborn argues that "the death of God" ultimately tends toward the death of liberal understandings of the human as well. Any fully persuasive defense of humanistic values—including the core humanistic concepts of inviolable dignity, rights, and equality attaching to each individual—requires an essentially religious vision of personhood. Osborn shows such a vision is found in an especially dramatic and historically consequential way in the scandalous particularity of the Christian narrative of God becoming a human. He does not attempt to provide logical proofs for the central claims of Christian humanism along the lines some philosophers might demand. Instead, this study demonstrates how philosophical naturalism or materialism, and secular humanisms and anti-humanisms, might be persuasively read from the perspective of a classically orthodox Christian faith.

A John Haught Reader

A John Haught Reader
Author: John F. Haught
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781532661044
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Christian theologies came to expression at a time when the universe seemed relatively fixed and unchanging. The otherworldly spiritual instincts of many religions reflected a static, vertical, and hierarchical understanding of the natural world. Today, however, especially because of developments in the sciences, it appears that the universe is still coming into being. The writings offered in this book reflect their author's belief that if the universe is unfinished, new thoughts about God and all the traditional theological topics are essential to make sense of it all. John Haught argues that the universe is best understood according to the metaphor of drama rather than design. This means that the most important question in science and theology today is not whether the intricate complexity of life points to a deity, or even how God acts in nature, but whether the cosmic drama as a whole carries a meaning. Unfortunately, the devotional life of most religious people on our planet still presupposes an essentially immobile universe. Christian instruction, for example, continues to nurture an otherworldly piety that estranges nature unnecessarily from God. The readings in this book, however, suggest that the ancient Abrahamic hope for the coming of God from out of the future may now become the foundation of a scientifically up-to-date theology of nature that affirms divine transcendence without robbing nature of its significance.

Design After Darwin 1860 1900 Where is now thy God

Design After Darwin  1860 1900  Where is now thy God
Author: Richard England
Pages: 1226
ISBN: UVA:X004746882
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Darwin s Angel

Darwin s Angel
Author: John Cornwell
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781846680656
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Release: 2008-09-25
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the voice of a guardian angel, the author responds to the book "The God delusion" by Richard Dawkins.

Darwin s God

Darwin s God
Author: Cornelius G. Hunter
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781532688577
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

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Finding Darwin s God

Finding Darwin s God
Author: Kenneth R. Miller
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0061233501
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Release: 2007-04-03
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a leading authority on the evolution debates comes this critically acclaimed investigation into one of the most controversial topics of our times

The Reluctant Mr Darwin An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution Great Discoveries

The Reluctant Mr  Darwin  An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution  Great Discoveries
Author: David Quammen
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393076349
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Release: 2007-07-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

The Promise of Nature

The Promise of Nature
Author: John F. Haught
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781592449453
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Release: 2004-10-15
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new, thought-provoking work justifies the role of religion in shaping an ecological ethic, and provides a foundation for discussion among those who are concerned with the state of the natural environment, and who wonder how religion can contribute to the renewal of the Earth.

Darwin s Dangerous Idea

Darwin s Dangerous Idea
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439126295
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

Human Nature After Darwin

Human Nature After Darwin
Author: Janet Radcliffe Richards
Pages: 313
ISBN: 0415212448
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Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A clear introduction to the implications of the Darwinian revolution for our understanding of human nature. Fosters skills in thinking about human nature and critical discussion of Darwin's arguments and those of his key commentators.