Process Summer Institute
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
9:00 am – 11:00 am Monday-Thursday
The Christian claim is to have a gospel, that is “good news,” and the task of preachers is to proclaim it. The topic of the class will be what is that good news, and this will be discussed from a process perspective. This course discusses how believing that good news affects us in our spiritual development. What does it imply for the way we live our lives. How does it justify hope for the future for our descendants and ourselves? How does believing the gospel affect our understanding of death?
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
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, Ph.D. 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
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 Marbury has served as co-chair of the African American Biblical Hermeneutics section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
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 for TPS3063 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 email@example.com. DEADLINE, MAY 30st.
- 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:
The entire week may be taken as personal enrichment for $300 payable to Process & Faith/CST, or each segment for $125. Please register below.
- 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?
- I don’t know about this online thing! Can I come to Claremont?
Sure you can. Cobb and Coleman will be teaching in person. Fuller will be teaching online, but you can gather in a classroom and participate with other people who like to be there in person.
- If I come to Claremont and don’t live nearby, where can I stay?
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- If I’m in Claremont, where can I go for lunch?
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- Can I get CEUs for taking any of these classes?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE, MAY 30st.
- Are online classes only offered live? 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 are no assigned readings prior to the first class session. However, you are welcome to familiarize yourself with the resources of 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.
To register for the Process Theology Summer Institute:
- Step 1: Decide the number of courses you will be taking below and then press the Paypal “Pay Now” button
- Step 2: You will be taken to Paypal to complete the transaction
- Step 3: After the Paypal transaction is complete, you will be taken to the form signup page