The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


John Haught to Lecture on God After Darwin

Hargrove Auditorium,

John Haught, Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center of Georgetown University, will address the theological issues arising  from the advent of evolutionary theory after Charles Darwin in his lecture titled "God After Darwin." Haught has authored a number of books on this topic, and is a recognized expert in the field of science and religion.

Haught received his Ph.D. from Catholic University in 1970. He was the former chair and professor in the department of theology at Georgetown University (1970-2005). His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. Haught is the 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).

In addition to his many books, 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 recent "Intelligent Design trial" (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education).