The New Atheism: A Conversation with John Haught

Feb 21, 2015
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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John F. HaughtGeorgetown University



In this luncheon conversation with students, Prof. John Haught will discuss the New Atheist critiques of religion. Do such arguments live up to a strict adherence to reason? Do they do justice to the religions they rebuke or, for that matter, the atheism they champion?

This event is open to all University of Chicago students. Lunch will be served. Others interested in attending, please contact

John F. Haught is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Theology at Georgetown University. His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. In 2002  Haught was awarded the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and in 2008 a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. He is the author of numerous books, including God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens; Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life; and Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science.