Evolution, Morality, and Politics

Published on July 16, 2015

Evolutionary thought has become central not only to the natural sciences, but also to favored approaches to society, morality and politics. This paper will discuss the significance of this development for people of faith by considering the influential work of Jonathan Haidt, who articulates in evolutionary terms a model for understanding why reasonable people disagree about religion, morality and politics. Haidt’s work provides both significant opportunities and obstacles for dialogue with Christian social thought.