Here is the mature thought of one of the academy’s most eloquent and learned scholars of religion and science. John F. Haught is both a distinguished professor in the theology department at Georgetown University and director of the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion. He has earned an international reputation as a fair, learned and ecumenically minded systematic theologian.
Haught constructs the framework for his book from the insights of a variety of theologians, philosophers and religious thinkers, especially Alfred North Whitehead, Paul Tillich, Karl Rahner and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. But he does not adopt their ideas uncritically. His thesis is that evolutionary reductionism fails to grasp the full theological and religious implications—the “depth”—of the vision of life presented by evolution.