Cosmic Evolution and the Theology of Social Solidarity
Hewitt, John Newton
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This essay is concerned with the intersection between theology, social theory, and evolution. In an effort to sketch an ecologically sound theology of social solidarity and a global ethics, the author examines constructive theologies that take cosmic evolution as a central organizing principle. While the inherent utopianism of Washington Gladden \'s social gospel cannot be revived, his theology provides useful insights into the creative use of scientific and religious discourse for a contemporary democratic theology in search of the common good.