A Christian Critique of Pure Land Buddhism

Article by John B. Cobb, Jr.

                                                                I. The Point of View             I have been asked to provide a Christian critique of Pure Land Buddhism as that is presented in the three essays with which this volume begins.  It is important to underline the "a".  I cannot speak for Christians generally.  No one can.  And in my case I …

Abbreviations  in  The Lure of God: A Biblical Background for Process Theism

Book Chapter by Lewis S. Ford

Al Alfred North Whitehead, Adventures of Ideas (New York: Macmillan, 1933) CPA John B. Cobb, Jr., Christ in a Pluralistic Age (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975) IL Lionel S. Thornton, The Incarnate Lord (London: Longmans, Green, 1928) PC David R. Griffin, A Process Christology (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1973) PR Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality (New York: Macmillan, 1929) …

Abbreviations  in  Process Philosophy and Christian Thought

Book Chapter by Delwin Brown, Ralph James, Gene Reeves (eds.)

Throughout this text the following abbreviations are used to refer to the principal works of Alfred North Whitehead. AE The Aims of Education and Other Essays. Macmillan, 1929. Al Adventures of Ideas. Macmillan, 1933. CN The Concept of Nature. Cambridge University Press, 1920. Dial Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, as recorded by Lucian Price. Little, Brown, 1954. ESP Essays in …

Becoming and Belonging

Book by Norman Pittenger

(ENTIRE BOOK) The meaning of human existence in the context of Process Theology. God creates each of us as a living process, not a static being, interacting constantly with God’s universe. Our highest human possibility is to move toward “the image of God.”

Being and Person

Article by John B. Cobb, Jr.

            Metaphysics seems to many a quite "impractical" enterprise.  And it is true that some pursue metaphysics simply out of the desire to know.  That is surely a laudable motive, and as our culture discourages such interests, it is all the more appropriate that a few of us should continue to encourage it.             Nevertheless, …

Bibliography  in  Process Philosophy and Christian Thought

Book Chapter by Delwin Brown, Ralph James, Gene Reeves (eds.)

The intent of this bibliography is to present, as far as possible, a complete listing of significant works on Whiteheadian process theology. It includes all of the works by Whitehead and Hartshorne that have obvious theological importance, works on theological topics that have been significantly influenced by Whiteheadian philosophy, and essays that are critical of …

Capek, Bergson, and Process Proto-Mentalism

Article by Andrew C. Bjelland

The panpsychism displayed in Whitehead’s elaborated accounts of temporality, causality, perception, and the subject-object correlation is a frequently noted and discussed aspect of his philosophy of organism. Panpsychist or proto-mentalist interpretations of Bergson’s thought, by way of contrast, are most rare.1 To the best of my knowledge, Milic Capek, in his Bergson and Modern Physics, …