John F Haught


Emeritus Faculty
Distinguished Research Professor Theology Dept. Georgetown University Washington DC 20057


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John F. Haught (Ph. D. Catholic University, 1970) is Distinguished Re-search Professor, Georgetown University, Washington DC. He was formerly Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University (1970-2005) and Chair (1990-95). His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmol-ogy, evolution, ecology, and religion. He has written the following books:

1. Resting On the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015).
2. Science and Faith: A New Introduction (New York: Paulist Press, 2012), translated into Chinese.
3. Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and The Drama of Life (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, February 2010).
4. God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2008), trans-lated into Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Dutch.
5. Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature (Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 2007), translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Japa-nese.
6. Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (Cam-bridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
7. Purpose, Evolution and the Meaning of Life (Ontario: Pandora Press, 2004).
8. Deeper Than Darwin: the Prospects for Religion in the Age of Evolu-tion (Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 2003), translated into Korean, (Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2003).
9. Responses to 101 Questions on God and Evolution (New York: Paulist Press, 2001), translated into Polish, Portuguese, and Korean.
10. God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution (Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 2000; Second Edition 2007), translated into Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean and Slovak.
11. Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation (New York: Paulist Press, 1995) ) trans. into Romanian, Korean, Persian, Urdu, and Indonesian.
12. The Promise of Nature: Ecology and Cosmic Purpose (New York: Paulist Press, 1993; 2nd ed., Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock Publish-ers, 2004).
13. Mystery and Promise: A Theology of Revelation (Collegeville: Litur-gical Press, 1993; translated into Portuguese).
14. What Is Religion? (New York: Paulist Press, 1990).
15. The Revelation of God in History (Wilmington: Michael Glazier Press, 1988; Reprint: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2009).
16. What Is God? (New York: Paulist Press, 1986) translated into Span-ish and Portuguese.
17. The Cosmic Adventure: Science, Religion and the Quest for Purpose (New York: Paulist Press, 1984).
18. Nature and Purpose (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1980).
19. Religion and Self-Acceptance (New York: Paulist Press, 1976) -- winner of College Theology Society book award.
20. Science and Religion in Quest of Cosmic Purpose (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000) Editor.

Haught has also 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; and in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence. He testified for the plaintiffs in the Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design trial” (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education); in 2008 he received a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. In Fall 2008 he held the D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities at St. John’s University in New York City. In April 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from Louvain University, Belgium. He and his wife Evelyn have two sons and live in Falls Church, Virginia.

Contact information:

3713 S. George Mason Dr.]
Falls Church, VA 22041

Phone: 703-671-1466
Mobile: 703-254-4961


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