The Process Perspective II

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This book begins where the original book left off. Retaining its reader-friendly, question-and-answer format, John B. Cobb, Jr. tackles new questions and misunderstandings about process theology. Divided into three sections-metaphysics, science, and faith-- a variety of questions on topics of contemporary interest are addressed: What is the process view of angels and demons? How does process explain free will? How does process theology respond to stem cells and ensoulment? How does process explain God and ...
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Overview

This book begins where the original book left off. Retaining its reader-friendly, question-and-answer format, John B. Cobb, Jr. tackles new questions and misunderstandings about process theology. Divided into three sections-metaphysics, science, and faith-- a variety of questions on topics of contemporary interest are addressed: What is the process view of angels and demons? How does process explain free will? How does process theology respond to stem cells and ensoulment? How does process explain God and suffering? What is the relationship between process, evangelical, and liberal theologies? In answering these and other questions, Cobb opens our minds to new understandings and gives us new ways to relate to our world and the God at work within it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827229952
  • Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Cobb Jr. is Ingraham Professor of Theology, emeritus, at Claremont School of Theology. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Process Perspective and Lay Theology, from Chalice Press.

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John Cobb Jr. is Ingraham Professor of Theology, emeritus, at Claremont School of Theology. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Process Perspective and Lay Theology, from Chalice Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Metaphysics

1 The Basics 3

Can you describe a Christian process theology in just a few pages? 3

Metaphysics seems remote and obscure. Do Christians really need to be concerned about it? 6

How does process theology relate to the "new atheism"? 9

What is the process view of angels and demons? 14

Where does process theology stand on the issue of free will? 20

How does process theology account for the uniqueness of the human person? 24

2 God 31

Is God immanent or transcendent? 31

Is it correct to think of God as the dominant occasion in the universe? 34

What is a very simple definition of the concept of "aims," as in "God's aims" for me or us? 39

Is God's "aim" similar to God's "call"? 43

What does it mean to say that God includes such things as genocide, rape, and murder in both the primordial nature and the consequent nature? How then can God be good? 47

How do you answer the criticism that the God of process theology is "weak"? 50

3 Whitehead and the Process Tradition 55

Who is a Whiteheadian? 55

What is distinctive of Whitehead in relation to other process theologians? 60

What is the difference between Whitehead and Hartshorne? 64

Has process theology "backed the wrong horse" 68

Part 2 Science

4 Evolution and Ecology 75

How does process theology respond to the challenge of modern science? 75

Does science support belief in God? 77

How do you deal with what is often called "ensoulment" in stem cell research-that is, at what point is an embryo a person? 82

Does process theology support those who promote "intelligent design" as explanatory of evolution? 85

What does process theology have to say about "inconvenient truths"? 90

5 Economics 95

Can process theology contribute to our reflection about the crisis in the financial sector? 95

Can process theology shed light on the 2008-2009 financial meltdown? 100

Part 3 Faith

6 Christology 107

How do you understand incarnation? 107

Why was Jesus more receptive to God's aims than the rest of us? 111

What is the process view of redemption? 115

How does process theology answer the question of bodily resurrection? 118

Does it make sense to say that Jesus is really present in the eucharist? 122

7 The Problem of Evil 127

Why does God not intervene in the face of historical evil? 127

How does process theology explain natural evils? 130

What are your views on sin and evil? I wouldn't posit a literal existence for the devil, but I have the sense that there's something agentlike about evil that seems unaccounted for by process theology 134

What is God's reason for allowing suffering? What is its nature? 137

8 Christian Beliefs 143

Do you agree with David Griffin that appraisal of the evidence in the process perspective leads to belief in life after death? If so, should we anticipate rewards and punishments? 143

Must salvation be attained prior to death as my fundamentalist friends insist? 147

What kind of assurance can process theology offer? 150

If God doesn't intervene, what is the point of intercessory prayer? 156

Many process theologians seem to shy away from the doctrine of the Trinity, but isn't a trinitarian understanding of God essential to Christian faith? 160

9 Religious Pluralism 165

What is the relationship between process, evangelical, and liberal theologies? 165

Are there similarities between Eastern Orthodoxy and process theology? 171

Can process thought help improve the understanding of Islam and build bridges to it? 175

"No one comes to the Father except by me" (Jn. 14:6) is a stumbling block to interreligious dialogue. How do you exegete this verse? Can it be understood in a less exclusivist way? 180

Bibliography 187

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