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The Process Theology Summer Institute is a 4-day (June 5-8, 2017) intensive course designed to introduce basic issues in the theory and application of process theology. Broken down into three distinct parts with different course facilitators, the Process Theology Institute can be taken as a single 3 credit course, as individual 1 credit courses, or without credit directly from Process & Faith. Courses: Join us in Claremont or Online! Exploring Process Thought: Spiritual Terrorism, Spiritual Liberation Monica A. Coleman TPS 3014 9:00 am – 11:00 am Monday-Thursday This introduction to process theology will note classical theological precepts that create spiritual terrorism, beliefs that create more fear and suffering than grace and agency. This class investigates the process theological concepts that offer spiritual liberation in the midst of a changing world. Monica A. Coleman is Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions and Director of Process & Faith at Claremont School of Theology. Topics in Process Thought: Deep Religious Pluralism Wm. Andrew Schwartz TPS 3064 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday The plurality of religions represents perhaps the great challenge and the greatest opportunity facing faith communities today. What does religious commitment look like in a pluralistic age, and how are we reconcile conflicting religious truth claims? This course will explore the foundations and implications of pluralistic theories of religion as found in process thought. Wm. Andrew Schwartz is Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Toward Ecological Civilization and Managing Editor of Process Studies journal. Process Theology & Biblical Interpretation Herbert Robinson Marbury TPS 3089 4:00pm – 6:00pm Monday-Thursday How does process theology inform the interpretation of selected texts and themes? This course examines biblical texts through the lens of major themes in process theology. Herbert Robinson Marbury is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Since 2012…Find out more »
EXPLORE PROCESS THEOLOGY WITH: Thomas Jay Oord in the course Exploring Process Theology among the Varieties of Open and Relational Theologies 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday – Friday Open and relational theologies come in many forms. Process theology is one of the best known. But many who embrace beliefs common to open and relational theologies distance themselves from the “process” label. Why is that? What is at stake? What do words like “open,” “relational,” and “process” mean? And where does “love” fit in? This course explores ways God can be thought to be in process, relational, and open. It draws from progressive & conservative voices, the Bible & science, common experience & miracles, and more. Along the way, opportunities for new open and relational beliefs will likely emerge, as we explore and generate novel views of God and existence. READ SYLLABUS Wm. Andrew Schwartz in the course Process Theology in the World’s Wisdom Traditions: Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday No doubt, Process Theology has been developed most fully within the framework of progressive Christian (liberal) theology. As Gary Dorrien notes, “Whiteheadian process theology became the leading liberal school in the second half of the twentieth century” (The Making of American Liberal Theology, 190). However, many of the core principles of Process Thought are also found within other major Wisdom Traditions. This course will examine how process thought intersects with, and takes shape through 5 of the world’s religions (Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity); exploring ways in which Process notions of power, knowledge, freedom, ultimacy, love, etc. are being expressed in each tradition. The course will be supplemented by guest speakers representing each of these faith traditions. READ SYLLABUS Jay McDaniel, in the course Intimacy & Transcendence in the Thick of Life: Exploring Process Theology…Find out more »
The Oldest, Largest, Most Diverse and Inclusive Global Interfaith Event is Coming to Toronto!
We call upon peoples of faith and conscience to stand for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world and join thousands of interfaith activists from around the world at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Love Beyond Belief™ is a unique and wonderful opportunity for you and your congregation!
Process and Faith is pleased to be partnering with the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church to present The Rev. Dr. Thandeka and her Love Beyond Belief™ program for church revitalization. Love Beyond Belief™ is a program that equips congregations and their leadership to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of people who strive to revitalize themselves, their churches, and the world.Find out more »
The 2018 AAR Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, November 17–20. Information and registration can be found at www.aarweb.org. Stay tuned for more information on process-related events during the conference.Find out more »
We are excited to announce that Process and Faith is launching a new Book Club! From time to time we will be announcing a featured book which we will have for sale in our bookstore, Flux, and which will be discussed in a CST group setting – both in person and online – on announced dates. The first book in this new series is a unique CST edited collaboration between PhD student Andrew M. Davis and Dr. Philip Clayton. How I Found God In Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs is the first of its kind, featuring never-before-published accounts of the spiritual and intellectual journeys of some of today’s leaders and how they have come to understand “God.” With personal accounts written by Deepak Chopra, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rupert Sheldrake, Ilia Delio, Keith Ward, and others — the book offers a fascinating variety of possibilities for the spiritual path in the twenty-first century. It also features the spiritual journeys of some of the most prominent process thinkers of our time — John B. Cobb Jr. (who established the Center for Process Studies), Marjorie Suchocki (founder of Process and Faith), Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson (the leading process thinker in Judaism), as well as Davis and Clayton, the book's two editors. It is a timely look into a still-emerging spirituality and the different ways modern leaders have “returned to God after God” today. Copies of the book can be purchased for $15.00 in the Center for Process Studies. The P&F Book Club conversation will take place on January 24, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Claremont School of Theology (room location to be announced). And we will be having the conversation with the book's editors Andrew Davis & Philip Clayton. So mark your calendars now, because you won't want to miss this…Find out more »
EXPLORE PROCESS THEOLOGY WITH:
Catherine Keller in the course Political Theology of the Earth: Process Cosmology and Apocalyptic Hope;
Donna Bowman in the course Being Human: Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be;
Tripp Fuller in the course Christological Trajectories in Process
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.Find out more »
The 2020 Process Theology Intensive is 1-week concentration that includes three different adventures into process theology. The first segment is a crash course on the fundamentals of process theology. The second segment will focus on putting process theology to work in the world. The third segment will put process theology in conversation with cutting-edge scientific insights.Find out more »
2021 Process Theology Summer Institute Has Been Postponed to Fall & Spring... Dates to Be Determined All Online Track 1 ~ Process & Proclamation: A Process-Relational Exploration of Preaching Presented by The Rev. Dr. Jeanyne Slettom with Jon Berquist Ron Farmer Ron Allen Mary Kay Sauter Track 2 ~ All That Is Within Me: Process Theology & Internal Family Systems as a Dual Path Toward Ministerial Wellbeing Presented by The Rev. David Grant SmithFind out more »