Re: Origin of "God of the Gaps"

Murphy (
Sat, 30 Aug 1997 15:23:11 -0400

Joel Cannon wrote:
> 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
> term.

I've wondered about this but haven't pursued an answer very
diligently. I'll see what I can come up with.

George L. Murphy