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Process Summer Institute 2019

June 3 - June 7


Political Theology of the Earth: Process Cosmology and Apocalyptic Hope

with Catherine Keller

Catherine Keller is Professor of Constructive Theology at the Theological School of Drew University. In her teaching, lecturing and writing, she develops the relational potential of a theology of becoming. Her books reconfigure ancient symbols of divinity for the sake of a planetary conviviality—a life together, across vast webs of difference. Thriving in the interplay of ecological and gender politics, of process cosmology, poststructuralist philosophy and religious pluralism, her work is both deconstructive and constructive in strategy. This course will engage her most recent book, Political Theology of the Earth and her forthcoming book Apocalypse After All?.

Being HumanBecoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be

with Donna Bowman

Donna Bowman is Professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Studies at the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas. Her training in philosophical theology and religious studies has led to a scholarly career focused on process theology and Reformed theology, especially the work of Alfred North Whitehead and Karl Barth. She has held several offices in regional and national scholarly organizations, including the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion. This course will engage Bowman’s most recent book, The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Being Human: Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be.

Christological Trajectories in Process

with Tripp Fuller

Tripp Fuller is the founder and cohost of Homebrewed Christianity, the top theology podcast in the world. He’s also the coauthor of Transforming Christian Theology (Fortress Press, 2009) and of The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic Or Awesome? (Fortress Press, 2015), a sought-after conference speaker, competitive home brewer, minister, and holds a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University. He is also the self-proclaimed president of the John Cobb fan club where he holds the title of #FANiac in Chief. This course will engage Tripp’s forthcoming book on process theology and christology–i.e. Jesus study.

Join us in Claremont or Online!

Non-Credit Registration


For Academic Credit:

  • Classes may be taken for 1 semester unit of academic credit or 1 advanced course of study credit through Claremont School of Theology at the posted tuition rate. Students who wish to take all three Summer Process Institute courses must register using the Summer Institute course number, and will not be allowed to register for the courses individually. Registered students should contact the Center for Process Studies for classroom information.
  • Non-CST students may also take the course for credit. Please fill out and submit the Transient Student and Course Registration forms to the CST registrar at jallen@cst.eduDEADLINE, MAY 29th.
  • Classes are available in person or fully online.
  • CST students who want credit, register through the CST registrar in consultation with your advisor.

For Personal Enrichment:
(Discounted Non-Credit Registration Prices until May 1)

The entire week may be taken as personal enrichment for $300 payable to Process & Faith/CST, or each segment for $125. Please register below; prices go up May 1.


  • I’m a CST student and I would like to take this class for credit. How do I do that?
    CST students who want credit, register through the CST registrar in consultation with your advisor.
  • I’m a graduate student at an accredited institution, and I would like to take this class for credit.  How do I do that?
Non-CST students may also take the course for credit. Please fill out and submit the Transient Student and Course Registration forms to the CST registrar at jallen@cst.eduDEADLINE, MAY 29th.
  • I don’t know about this online thing!  Can I come to Claremont?
    Sure you can. We would very much enjoy having you join us, whether in person or online.
  • If I come to Claremont and don’t live nearby, where can I stay?
    Here is a list of local hotels. 
  • If I’m in Claremont, where can I go for lunch?
    We have provided a map highlighting some places within the area.  Click here to go to the page.  Also, consider checking out the Claremont Village.
  • Can I get Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for taking any of these classes?
    Yes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available through the Registrar’s office of Claremont School of Theology. Payment for the CEUs is in addition to cost of registering for the Summer Institute. If you would like to register for CEUs, first please register for the Summer Institute course(s) and/or lunchtime workshop you would like. Then click on the link for the Process Theology Summer Institute CEUs page and register for the course(s) and/or lunchtime workshop for which you would like to receive CEUs. If you have any questions about CEUs, don’t hesitate to email Process & Faith directly.
  • Are online classes only offered in “real time?”  Or if I miss an online class session, can I get a recording of the class session?
    The online option is offered live, in real time. Each course session will be recorded for archival purposes, and may be available for viewing upon request. 
  • Do I need to read anything before class starts?
    There is a syllabus posted for each course on the Summer Institute info website which will indicate whether there are any assigned readings. Additionally, if there are assigned or suggested books, you can purchase them through wherever you shop for books, or they will be available through the Flux Bookstore in the Center for Process Studies.
  • Is there homework?
    Those taking the course for credit will be required to write a 10 page paper (or creative project equivalent) for each segment taken. Please consult your instructor directly for more information and to get approval on paper/project topics.

Non-Credit Registration

(Discounted Non-Credit Registration Prices until May 1)

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