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Is Nature Enough?: Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science

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Is nature all there is? John Haught examines this question and in doing so addresses a fundamental issue in the dialogue of science with religion. The belief that nature is all there is and that no overall purpose exists in the universe is known broadly as 'naturalism'. Naturalism, in this context, denies the existence of any realities distinct from the natural world and h ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 22nd 2006)
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This book's topic is certainly timely, in light of the ongoing challenge presented to the religious world by the "new atheists" and others, on one hand, and the religious naturalists on the other.

Haught points out that whenever someone who espouses a strongly empiricist, scientific naturalist point of view nonetheless implicitly accepts several fundamental precepts, among them: (a) the desirability of pursuing truth, at almost all costs; (b) the importance of honesty and integrity in the researc
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Haught lays out the case for seeing meaning and story as fundamental to formulating a successful framework which embraces both modern science and theological thinking. He clearly shows up the shortcomings of lines of thought that see these two wings on which the human spirit can soar as incompatible.
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John F. Haught is a Roman Catholic theologian, specializing with systematic theology. He has special interests in science, cosmology, ecology, and reconciling evolution and religion.

Haught graduated from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore,, and he received a PhD in Theology from The Catholic University of America in 1970.

Haught received the 2002 Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Reli
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