A Resonance Model for Revelation

Article by Jerry D. Korsmeyer

Modern theologians, in keeping with recent biblical scholarship and an existential self-understanding, view revelation as a personal union in knowledge between God and a participating subject. The union is initiated by God but requires an individual response. They have difficulty, however, in relating such views to their metaphysical systems. This essay proposes a process model …

A Response to Joseph Bracken’s "Prehending God in and through the World"

Article by Paul Lewis Cecil

In "Prehending God in and through the World" (Process Studies 29.1) Joseph Bracken comments on the recent discussion concerning the means by which finite actual entities might be able to prehend God. In this response my aim is not to add to the specifics of that debate, but rather to focus on aspects of Bracken’s …

A Thesis Concerning Truth

Article by Robert Neville

The problematic nature of truth stands at the center of an array of philosophic issues for our time. To one side lie questions about reality. To another side lie questions about the nature of interpretation. To yet another side, or perhaps underneath all these issues, lie the questions of value: whether reality exhibits worth independent …

A Whiteheadian Chaosmos: Process Philosophy from a Deleuzean Perspective

Article by Tim Clark

I. Introduction The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze is often classified, in the Anglophone world at least, under the heading “poststructuralist.”1 While there may be some justification for this categorization, it nevertheless fails to capture the theoretical scope and philosophical ambition of what is perhaps the most important of Deleuze’s works: Difference and Repetition (1968). It …

A Whiteheadian Reflection on Subjective Immortality

Article by Lewis S. Ford and Marjorie Suchocki

Death and immortality, taken together, form a pervasive theme in Whitehead’s metaphysics. Death does not simply happen once in a lifetime, for this loss of one’s own subjectivity is a perpetual occurrence, from moment to moment. Subjectivity is identified with present immediacy, which is always fading into the past. With the attainment of its own …

Actuality, Possibility, and Theodicy: A Response to Nelson Pike

Article by David Ray Griffin

 I appreciate Professor Pike’s lengthy critique of a central chapter of my book, God, Power and Evil: A Process Theodicy (henceforth GPE) and the invitation by the editor of Process Studies to respond to it. Of the numerous issues his critique raises, I will respond to those which seem most important. Theodicy as Hypothesis Pike’s …

Added on Like Dome and Spire — Wieman’s Later Critique of Whitehead

Article by C. Robert Mesle

In “Sharing A Vague Vision: Wieman’s Early Response to Whitehead,” I examined four central strands in Wieman’s thought which I believe can also illuminate his changing reaction to Whitehead’s thought. They form the focus of this study as well. 1. A theory of Supreme Value which, despite many changes in formulation, can always be understood …