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The Future of Process Theology
July 24 - July 29
Over the past 90 years since Alfred North Whitehead’s seminal publication, Process and Reality, his relational, open, organic worldview has taken shape in a myriad of unique ways. It has been said that Process Theology is one of the most important movements in 21st Century American liberal theology, in connection with liberation theology, feminist theology, eco-theology, religious pluralism, religion and science, panpsychism, panentheism, postmodern, and the list goes on. But process theology is not strictly a Christian or Western phenomena. There are religious followers from around the globe who find aspects of process thought illuminating for their own respective traditions. Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and other thinkers have infused their religiosity with process relational thinking in extremely fruitful ways. But where do we go from here? What will the future of process theology look like?
This conference seeks to explore these issues and more. It will address the fundamentals of process thought and explore the most promising directions for its future and potential impact in areas of theology, religious discourse, and beyond.
Whether you come to Fairbanks or join us online, please let us know that you’d like to participate. Go to the Future of Process Theology website, find the RSVP section near the bottom of the page, and fill it in.
Can’t travel to Fairbanks? Join our FREE live stream of the conference.
9:00 a.m — 12:00 p.m. Morning Sessions
Welcome, Papers/Presentations, Discussions
1:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Papers/Presentations, Discussions, Social Time
- Are you flying? If so, your destination is the Fairbanks International Airport.
- There are many hotels in Fairbanks. The conference is taking place at the Unitarian Universalist Church (4448 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709), which is near the Fairbanks International Airport on the west end of town.
- Looking for things to do in Fairbanks before or after the conference? Check out the website for the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau for sights and activities.
|Registration||Process as a Pastoral Paradigm||Process Worship Service|
|Welcome to Fairbanks!||Special Address||Process & Ecological Concerns|
|What Is Process Theology?||Process in Ministry & Practice||Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries|
|The Future History of Process||Shantong Buddhism & Process||Science & Religion|
|Process Panentheism||Transcultural Application||A Relational Trinity of Kindness|
|Evolution of Thought||Transreligious Theology||An Intro to Process Pneumatology|
|Special Address by John Cobb||Process Theology & Other Faiths||The Aesthetic Side of Process|