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Process Pop-Up: The God of Tomorrow: Whitehead and Teilhard on Metaphysics, Mysticism, and Mission

Wednesday, June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Can a holistic approach to theology and mission engage productively with science, culture, and the challenges of our time?

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead came from very different religious backgrounds yet a study of their ideas shows a number of important and helpful synergies.

In this event, Dr. Bruce Epperly, a public theologian skilled at sharing process ideas in digestible ways, will examine these two important thinkers’ ideas. He’ll show the ways in which their themes converge and examine how this synergy can help us plan strategies to join God’s adventure of the universe in our own spheres.

In his recent book, The God of Tomorrow: Whitehead and Teilhard on Metaphysics, Mysticism, and Mission, Epperly argues that both thinkers call for a theological adventure that embraces change and evolution and sees God as a dynamic and transformative force in the universe. Whitehead’s metaphysics of love and Teilhard’s metaphysics of spiritual evolution offer a synthesis that challenges traditional notions of God and invites us to recognize the mystical and transformative potential within ourselves.

Quote from the Book


The God of Tomorrow - Whitehead and Teilhard on Metaphysics, Mysticism, and Mission - Bruce Epperly

As pilgrims of the future, Whitehead and Teilhard charted a forward looking theological and cosmological vision that inspires an adventurous faith… Our hope to meet the challenges of the future can only be inspired by a God of Tomorrow, whose wise creativity enables us to meet the technologies and changes of the future with wisdom and compassion.

About the Speaker


Bruce Epperly

Rev. Bruce Epperly, Ph.D., is a teacher, pastor, spiritual guide, writer, lecturer, retreat leader, and reiki teacher. He is the author of over 70 books, including Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job, Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God, Become Fire: Guideposts for Spiritual Pilgrims, One World: Process Theology and the Lord’s Prayer, Piglet’s Process: Process Theology for All God’s Children, and Restless Spirit. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ. He has served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Claremont School of Theology.


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