“Evolutionary biology not only allows theology to enlarge its sense of God’s creativity by extending it over measureless eons of time; it also gives comparable magnitude to our sense of the divine participation in life’s long and often tormented journey.”
- John Haught God After Darwin (2007)
As every student of philosophy is taught at some point, truth may be distinguished and categorized in a number of ways, but on certain broad grounds there are ‘two kinds’ of truth: the truth of coherence and the truth of correspondence. Something that has the truth of coherence ‘hangs together;’ it makes sense and has no internal logical flaws or conundrums. Something that has the truth of correspondence ‘relates to’ or ‘mirrors’ what we understand to be the external world. It ‘corresponds’ – perhaps ‘point by point’ – with how the world actually is. The more it corresponds, the more ‘true’ it is. There is much more that could be said, and a great deal of nuancing needs done to more fully elucidate these two ‘types,’ but this is the basic distinction.