Dr. John Haught, an authority on systematic theology, will deliver the annual Redding lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 25) in John L. Hill Chapel. The public is invited to this free Cultural Enrichment Program event.
Haught is a Roman Catholic theologian and a retired Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. After receiving his doctorate from Catholic University of America in 1970, he taught in Georgetown’s theology department through 2005, and was department chair 1990-1995.
Haught was the winner of the 2002 Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion and the 2004 Sophia Award for Theological Excellence. He established the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion, and is the author of twelve books, including important ones on the creation-evolution controversy, such as Deeper Than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution, God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution, and Responses to 101 Questions on God and Evolution.
The annual lecture is named in honor of Dr. George Walker Redding, a much loved member of the Georgetown faculty for 30 years (1943-73) who taught courses in Bible and chaired what became the Religion Department. After retiring from the College in 1973, Redding continued to teach until his death in 1989. In 1997, Georgetown College inducted the 1927 graduate into its Hall of Fame.