John Haught Separation Of Science And Religion Summary

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Final Rough Draft: John Haught Reconciliation Between Science and Religion The world began with a religious foundation. As time increased so did the technology, which eventually lead to the theory of evolution. This created a split between science and religion, it was either you believed in God or you believed a natural occurrence created the universe. As times continue to increase you now have a combination of science and religion. John Haught was able to create a bridge between the two ideas and reconcile science and religion. People don’t have to be stuck on one side of the water anymore, because Haught created a connection so that everybody can relate with each other. Most of Haught’s career he focused on Darwin’s theory of evolution,…show more content…
With all the new scientific advancements scientist started to figure out information about the origins of the earth. These findings changed the image of God for many people. Those that are informed with the scientific information and also still remain religious, such as Haught, realize that some of the things in the biblical text that could not have happened like they were described. From Haught’s Christian perspective, he is undisturbed by the presentation that science and religion cannot coexist. Being a Scientist, Haught still agrees with the main points of Darwinian science and the natural development of religion. He believes that it is all accurate portrait of how things actually develop in human life. As Haugth begins to create some sort of even ground, the question is, is faith compatible with evolution? The whole wave of modern science just undercuts faith and theology. Although there appears to be big conflict, Darwin never actually denied the thought of there being a higher power. Haught agrees with the central points of Darwinians, but where he differs is where he believes that science is leaving something out when all it looks at is matter. That something is the ‘depth’ dimension of reality. Haught believes the perceived confrontation between science and religion is actually only a misunderstanding on how to read reality. It is most basically a reading problem. Besides Darwin, there are other truthful…show more content…
Haught studies the nature to find a connection between evolution and theology. Haught’s definition of a theology of evolution is a systematic set of reflections that tries to show how evolution, including those features that scientific skeptics consider to be incompatible with religious faith, illuminate the revolutionary image of God given to Christian faith. (Peters) The God in Haught’s theology of evolution is “both kenotic love and the power of the future” (Peters). Haught then begins to friend this loving God with a freely operating nature. For nature to be moving freely there has to be some sort of absence of God. God’s absence in this case is a demonstration of his power; even though he lets the world move freely he still seeks to guide it toward perfection. God’s future, according to Haught, is what is exceptionally real. The future empowers every present moment to run its course and slip into its past, a past from which we in the new moment are now liberated (Peters). One of the strengths of Haught’s work is the large role he gives to eschatological transformation, which is what is going to happen when the world ends. ”Haught’s metaphysics of the future includes the extraordinary insight that God’s eschatological promise is itself the power that releases the present moment from the grip of

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