Constructing a theology of evolution: Building on John Haught

Zygon 45 (4):921-937 (2010)
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The construction of a distinctively Christian “theology of evolution” or “theistic evolution” requires the incorporation of the science of evolutionary biology while building a more comprehensive worldview within which all things are understood in relation to our creating and redeeming God. In the form of theses, this article brings four support pillars to the constructive work: (1) orienting evolutionary history to the God of grace; (2) affirming purpose for nature even if we cannot see purpose in nature; (3) employing the theology of the cross to discern divine compassion in the natural world; and (4) relying on the divine promise of new creation. Among other things, John Haught's blueprint has located the pedestals on which these pillars will stand. For this groundwork, Haught deserves thanks

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Alone in the universe.Howard Smith - 2016 - Zygon 51 (2):497-519.
John Haught on original sin: A conversation.Ernst M. Conradie - 2016 - HTS Theological Studies 72 (4):1-10.

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