2020 ILLUMINATION AWARD: Gold, Theology
“This book asks what science can teach Christian theologians about our own self-understanding.”—From the Preface
Faith and Evolution offers a constructive way of understanding basic Christian doctrines, which were formulated in an ancient culture and language, while at the same time acknowledging scientific concepts that shape our current understanding of ourselves. Roger Haight skillfully lays the groundwork for a dialogue between an evolutionary world and core doctrines of Christian faith to overcome the present disconnect between our faith and our intellectual culture.
Roger Haight, a Jesuit priest and theologian, is Scholar in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. A former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, he is the author of numerous books, including Jesus Symbol of God, Dynamics of Theology, Christian Spirituality for Seekers, Spirituality Seeking Theology, and Spiritual and Religious: Explorations for Seekers (all Orbis).