Origin of "God of the Gaps"

Joel Cannon (cannon@alpha.centenary.edu)
Sat, 30 Aug 1997 12:28:24 -0600 (CDT)

Could someone tell me who first used the term "God of the Gaps?", or
tell me the oldest work you have seen it cited in?

I recall Bonhoeffer discussing a God of the Gaps mentality in "Letters
and Papers From Prison" (I believe Richard Bube makes references to
Bonhoeffer in "The Human Quest", but I don't recall if he used this

I have been asked to write a review of "Contact" by the editor of the
student newspaper here, and before I use this term, I would like to be
more aware of where it came from.

Joel W. Cannon
Dept. of Physics
Centenary College of Louisiana
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