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2008 D’Angelo Chair

John F. Haught, Ph. D.

A Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University, John F. Haught, Ph.D., is the first person named to the Peter and Margaret D’Angelo Endowed Chair for the Humanities at St. John’s University. Established in 2007 by Peter P. D’Angelo ‘78MBA, ‘06HON, and Margaret La Rosa D’Angelo ‘70Ed., the Chair brings leading authors, researchers and scholars from various disciplines to St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University’s oldest division.

A recognized scholar in the fields of science and religion, Haught’s area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. He is the author of numerous books, including: Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Purpose, Evolution, and the Meaning of Life (Pandora Press, 2004); Deeper Than Darwin: The Prospects for Religion in the Age of Evolution (Westview Press, 2003); and God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution (Westview Press, 2000; 2nd edition 2007). Haught has also authored numerous articles and reviews and has lectured internationally on many issues related to science and religion. He is the recipient of the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion from Seton Hall University (2002), the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence from the Washington Theological Union (2004), and a Friend of Darwin Award from the National Center for Science Education (2008). Haught testified for the plaintiffs in the Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design trial” (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education, 2005).

As the first person to hold the Peter and Margaret D’Angelo Endowed Chair for the Humanities at St. John’s, Haught will teach an undergraduate philosophy course, Science and Religion: A Philosophical Analysis, and deliver public lectures during the Fall 2008 semester.

Science, Religion, and the Quest for Cosmic Purpose

Thursday, October 16, 2008
4 p.m.
Bent Hall 277
Queens Campus

Science, Faith, and the New Atheism

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
7 p.m.
Kelleher Center - Kiernan Suite
Staten Island Campus

Established in 2007, the Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities promotes excellence in teaching and scholarly exchange.