How Could a Good God Create Nature Red in Tooth and Claw? (Evolution, God, and Evil)

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Evolution | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


Dr. Southgate is a Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Exeter and also Acting Principal and Dean of Studies for the South-West Church of England ministry program. His main fields of study are the science-religion debate, ecotheology, and environmental ethics.

His book The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil is one of the best studies of the question of evil and the goodness of God (theodicy in theological parlance) in light of evolutionary theory. Chris has also published six collections of poetry, including a verse biography of T.S. Eliot - A Love and its Sounding (Salzburg, 1997). His most recent collection is A Gash in the Darkness (Shoestring Press, 2012).

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