1.0 Introductory

2.0 Traditional Doctrines

3.0 The Church and its ministry

4.0 Contemporary Theological Issues

5.0 Philosophy of Religion

6.0 Process and Other Fields

7.0 Bibliographies


1.0 Introductory

1.1 For the General Reader - Very Introductory

Brizee, Robert & Adrienne and Julia Gotthold. Dancing with the Divine: An Interactive Journey into God. A Process & Faith Study Guide. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2005. This book is designed for anyone on a spiritual path who desires a closer relationship with God.

Cobb, Jr., John B. "Process Theology: An Introductory Introduction." Booklet. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2004. The title of a lecture delivered by John B. Cobb, Jr., at the Claremont School of Theology in September, 2004. Takes a biblical rather than a philosophical approach.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Praying for Jennifer: An Exploration of Intercessory Prayer in Story Form. 1987. Reprint. Wipf & Stock, 2001. 

Cobb, Jr. John B. "Why Whitehead?" Booklet. Claremont, CA. P&F Press, 2003. Is the title of a lecture delivered by John B. Cobb, Jr., at the 2003 Whitehead International Film Festival in Claremont, CA.Provides compelling reasons for Whitehead's relevance-not just to film, but to the human community.

Mesle, C. Robert. Process Theology: A Basic Introduction. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1993. A basic primer in the fundamentals of process theology, with a closing chapter by John Cobb on the relationship between process theism and process naturalism.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. In God's Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1996. Explores prayer as partnership, not a manipulation, of God. Very accessible and informative.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. "What Is Process Theology?: A Conversation With Marjorie." Booklet. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2003. A great introduction to process theology in only twenty pages; free download!

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1.2 For the Well-Read General Reader

Cobb, Jr., John B. God and the World. Reprint. Wipf & Stock, 1998. A presentation of process reasons for believing in God originally directed to college students.

Cobb, Jr., John B. The Process Perspective: Frequently Asked Questions about Process Theology. Edited by Jeanyne B. Slettom. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2003. Cobb answers basic questions about God, Christ, biblical interpretation and the Bible, ethics, and spirituality from a process perspective.

Cobb, Jr., John B. The Process Perspective II. Edited by Jeanyne B. Slettom. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2011. A continuation of the first book in the series, where Cobb answers more questions on religious pluralism, evolution, God, and more!

Epperly, Bruce G. Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed. New York: T & T Clark, 2011. "Perhaps the best in-depth introduction to process theology available for non-specialists." ~Philip Clayton

Haught, John. What Is God?: How to Think About the Divine. Paulist Press, 1996. Whiteheadian and Jungian influenced approach for reflecting upon mystery in everyday life.

Keller, Catherine. On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008. Helps the reader probe the meaning of the divine, of divine power and compassion, of our evolving world, and of Christian life in the Spirit from a mystical process perspective.

McDaniel, Jay. What is Process Thought: Seven Answers to Seven Questions. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2010. Presented at the Summer Academy on Process Thought in Guilin, China.

Melse, C. Robert. Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008. Provides a basic introduction to Whitehead's Process and Reality; a companion volume to his Process Theology: A Basic Introduction.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. God, Christ, Church: A Practical Guide to Proess Theology. Revised ed. New York: Crossroad, 1989. Major theological topics presented in process perspective with feminist sensitivity.

Tracy, David, and John B. Cobb Jr. Talking about God. Harper San Francisco, 1984. Tracy ’s simplest statement of his highly nuanced theological method, together with essays by Cobb on God in relation to science, Buddhism, and feminism.

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1.3 For Academics

Baltazar, Eulalio R. God Within Process. Paulist Press, 1970. A Roman Catholic theologian uses Teilhardian categories to reconcile science with theology.

Baltazar, Eulalio R., The Dark Center: A Process Theology of Blackness. Paulist Press, 1973. Using depth psychology and Teilhardian categories, the author shows the positive aspects of blackness.

Brown, Delwin, Ralph James and Gene Reeves, Gene, eds. Process Philosophy and Christian Thought. Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1971. A wide-ranging collection of essays that give a good indication of the variety of authors and ideas included in the community of process theology.

Cobb, Jr., John B. A Christian Natural Theology: Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead. 2nd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 2nd ed. offers substantive changes at key points where Cobb's views have changed, such as the relationship between God and time, the connection between God and creativity, and other important contributions of Whitehead's thinking about God.

Cobb, Jr., John B. and David Ray Griffin. Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition. 1976. Reprint. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996. Unlike Williams, this book talks about process theology and the arguments in its favor—less rich in development of particular theological ideas other than God.

Cousins, Ewert, ed. Process Theology. Newman Press, 1971. A collection of essays and book chapters by Whiteheadian and Teilhardian writers.

Faber, Roland. God as Poet of the World: Exploring Process Theologies. Translated by Douglas W. Stott. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. Presents a systematic exploration of process theology's roots and development, its chief concerns and concepts, and its opportunities for new contributions to today's theological scene.

Griffin, David Ray, and Thomas Altizer eds. John Cobb's Theology in Process. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1977. Critical responses to Cobb’s theology together with his replies.

Keller, Catherine. Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. New York: Routledge, 2003. The first full theology of creation from the primal chaos, proposing a creatio ex profundis - creation out of the watery depths.

Ogden, Schubert M. On Theology. Southern Methodist University Press, 1992. Ogden considers the meaning and truth of the Christian witness in light of common human experience.

Ogden, Schubert M. The Reality of God: And Other Essays. 1963. Reprint. 1992. The fullest statement of Ogden ’s distinctive formulation of the process doctrine of God and arguments for it.

Pailin, David A. God and the Processes of Reality: Foundations of a Credible Theism. New York: Routledge, 1989. Defends the panenthesim of Whitehead and Hartshorne as an important way of understanding the relationship between God and the processes of reality.

Tracy, David. Blessed Rage for Order: The New Pluralism in Theology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. A foundational theology closely related to Ogden ’s but drawing on the whole range of recent theological thinking.

Sia, Santiago, ed. Word and Spirit: Process Theology and the Christian Doctrine of God. Saint Bede's, 1986. A collection of essays focusing upon Hartshorne’s doctrine of God.

Williams, Daniel Day. The Spirit and Forms of Love. 1968. Reprint. Roman and Littlefield, 1983. The best early systematic theology from the process perspective, treating a wide range of traditional theological topics.

Williams, Daniel Day. Essays in Process Theology. Reprint. Exploration Press, 1985. A collection of some of Williams’ finest essays.

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1.4 Histories of Process Theology

Dean, William. American Religious Empiricism. SUNY Series in Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986. American empirical theology is viewed as postmodern—from Jonathan Edwards to the present.

Dean, William. History Making History: The New Historicism in American Religious Thought. SUNY Series in Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989. Locates the Chicago school within the larger flow of American thought.

Dorrien, Gary. The Making of American Liberal Theology: Crisis, Irony, & Postmodernity; 1950-2005. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. Contains sections on Whitehead, Wieman, Hartshorne, Loomer, Williams, Meland, Cobb, Ogden, Griffin, Pittenger, Suchocki, and many others.

Lucas, Jr., George R.,Outside the Camp: Recent Work in Whitehead’s Philosophy, Part One, Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society, Vol. 21, No. I (Winter 1985), pp. 49-75. Discusses recent studies on the topics of freedom, agency, and endurance, and "naturalism and the status of the past."

Lucas, Jr., George R.,Outside the Camp: Recent Work in Whitehead’s Philosophy, Part Two, Transactionsof the Charles S. Pierce Society, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Summer 1985), pp. 327-382. Includes summaries of recent studies in exegetics, the philosophy of nature, and the philosophy of theology.

Miller, Randolph Crump. The American Spirit in Theology. United Church Press, 1974. The variety in liberal American religious thought is outlined, including radical empiricism, pragmatism, instrumentalism, process theology, etc.

Peden, Creighton. The Chicago School: Voices in Liberal Religious Thought. Wyndham Hall Press, 1987. An exposition of the views of even early 20th-century members of the Chicago School of the Divinity School, University of Chicago.

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1.5 Critiques of Process Thought

Basinger, David. Divine Power in Process Theism: A Philosophical Critique. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988. Clearly written critique focusing upon the issue of divine power as viewed by process theologians and classical theology.

Gruenler, Royce Gordon. The Inexhaustible God: Biblical Faith and the Challenge of Process Theism. Baker Pub Group, 1983. An evangelical (and former process theologian) demonstrates the superiority of biblical theology to process theology.

Nash, Ronald, ed. Process Theology. Baker Pub Group, 1987. A collection of essays by evangelical theologians critically assessing process theology.

Neville, Robert. Creativity and God: A Challenge to Process Theology. 2nd edition. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1995. Whiteheadian process theology is critiqued—as basically incoherent, inadequate to religious experience, failing to adequately address basic ontological issues, and more.

Pinnock, Clark, Richard Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker, and David Basinger. The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God. IVP Academic, 1994. Adopts most features of the process doctrine of God while taking pains to explain where they differ. A classic in open theism.

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2.0 Traditional Doctrines

Many readers have special interest in particular traditional theological topics. The books listed in this section vary in difficulty, but they are all written for the general theological reader from the process perspective. None presupposes prior knowledge of process theology.

2.1 Biblical Interpretation

Beardslee, William and Lull, David, eds. Old Testament Interpretation from a Process Perspective. Semeia24, 1982. Exegetical and expository essays.New Testament Interpretation from a Process Perspective.Journal of theAmericanAcademyof Religion,Vol. 47, No. 1. Exegetical essays together with an account of how process thought has been related to biblical studies.

Ford, Lewis. The Lure of God: A Biblical Background for Process Theism. Fortress Press, 1978. Process philosophical theology integrated with Old Testament interpretation.

Farmer, Ronald L. Beyond the Impasse: The Promise of a Process Hermeneutic. Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 1997.

Keller, Catherine. Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. New York: Routledge, 2003. The first full theology of creation from the primal chaos, proposing a creatio ex profundis - creation out of the watery depths.

Lull, David. The Spirit in Galatia: Paul's Interpretation of Pneuma as Divine Power. Eugene, Or: Wipf & Stock, 2006. Process ideas are used to illumine Paul’s doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

Pregeant, Russell. Christology Beyond Dogma. Fortress Press, 1978. Emphasizes human responsibility in Jesus’ message.

Williamson, Clark, ed. Process Philosophy and Biblical Theology. Encounter, Vol. 36, No. 4. Papers from a conference held at Christian Theological Seminary.

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2.2 Christology

Brock, Rita Nakashima. Journeys by Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power. 1988. Reprint. Wipf & Stock, 2008. Feminist approach to salvaging and transforming the image/power of Christ from its patriarchal limitations.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Christ in a Pluralistic Age. 1975. Reprint. Eugene: OR: Wipf & Stock, 1998. Emphasizes God’s incarnation in the world and the distinctive form it took in Jesus.

Griffin, David Ray. A Process Christology. 1973. Reprint. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1990. Emphasizes how the belief that Jesus is the decisive revelation of God can be illumined by process philosophy.

Ogden, Schubert. The Point of Christology. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1982. Although Ogden is a leading process theologian, his distinctive Christology is especially shaped in its dialogue with Bultmann.

Pittenger, Norman. Christology Reconsidered. SCM Press, 1970. The most readable process Christology, emphasizing the continuity of Jesus with others.

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2.3 Evil

Davis, Stephen T., ed. Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy. 2nd ed. Louisville: Westminister John Knox Press, 2001. Includes essays from John Roth, John Hick, Stephen Davis, David Ray Griffin, and D. Z. Philips.

Griffin, David Ray. God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy. 1976. Reprint with new preface. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. A demonstration of process theology’s claim to deal satisfactorily with the problem of theodicy, together with detailed critique of other positions.

Griffin, David Ray. "How are God and Evil Related?" Pamphlet. 1988. Revised. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2001.

Kushner, Rabbi Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. 1981. Reprint. Anchor, 2004. Bestseller, not heavily influenced by process thought, but very compatible.

Pittenger, Norman. Goodness Distorted. Mowbray, 1970. The centrality of love makes possible a triumph over evil.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. The Fall to Violence: Original Sin in Relational Theology. New York: Continuum, 1994. Reframes original sin as unnecessary violence against anything in existence, therefore a rebellion against the well-being of creation.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. The End of Evil: Process Eschatology in Historical Context. 1988. Reprint. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005. A feminist, Whiteheadian response to the issues of evil, theodicy, and eschatology--historical, philosophical, and theological.

Whitney, Barry. Evil and the Process God. Edwin Mellen Press, 1985. A clear statement of what process thinkers, especially Hartshorne, have said on theodicy.

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2.4 Hope and Eschatology

Beardslee, William. A House for Hope: A Study in Process and Biblical Thought. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1972. Hope is related to the open-endedness of the future together with the assurance of God’s working in the world and of our life in God.

Bracken, S.J., Joseph A., ed. World Without End: Christian Eschatology from a Process Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005. Theologians respond to Suchocki's End of Evil with their own highly nuanced constructions.

Keller, Catherine. Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. A richly evocative exploration of apocalyptic's ambiguous possibilities.

Keller, Catherine. God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005. An update of Apocalypse Now and Then for a post-9/11 world, it dives deeply into the multiple and conflicting political and religious meanings of the Book of Revelation and proposes a counter-apocalypse, an anti-imperial political theology of love.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. The End of Evil: Process Eschatology in Historical Context. 1988. Reprint. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005. A feminist, Whiteheadian response to the issues of evil, theodicy, and eschatology--historical, philosophical, and theological.

Williams, Daniel Day. God's Grace and Man’s Hope: An Interpretation of the Christian Life in History. Harper & Row, 1965. Rich theological discussion with Reinhold Niebuhr and others.

2.5 The Holy Spirit and the Trinity

Baker-Fletcher, Karen. Dancing with God: The Trinity from a Womanist Perspective. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2006. Develops a process-relational, womanist theology that considers the empathetic omnipresence of God in the midst of unnecessary suffering and the healing power of God in movement of the Holy Spirit.

Bracken, Jospeh and Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, eds. Trinity in Process: A Relational Theology of God. Continuum, 1997. Essays of multiple process theologians reflecting on the trinity.

Bracken, Joseph. The Triune Symbol. University Press of America, 1985. Suggests that process categories enable us to understand three persons as truly united into one.

Pittenger, Norman. The Holy Spirit. United Church Press, 1974. One of the best general expositions of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. This one is explicitly written from the process perspective.

Pittenger, Norman. The Divine Triunity. United Church Press, 1977. Historical and systematic formulation emphasizing the divine unity.

Welker, Michael. God the Spirit. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994. Fuses remarkably probing readings of highly charged biblical testimonies to the Spirit with a keen theological sense for the diverse manifestations of the Spirit today.

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2.6 Theological Anthropology

Barbour, Ian G. Nature, Human Nature, and God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. Explores religious questions at the core of contemporary debate: Are humans free? Does religion itself evolve? Are we immortal? Is God omnipotent? How does God act in nature?

Cobb, Jr., John B. The Structure of Christian Existence. Westminster, 1965. Locates and describes Christian existence in the evolutionary and historical context of the structures of existence.

Dean, William D. Love Before the Fall. Westminster Press, 1976. Proposes a new understanding of love—aesthetic love—and its differences from agape and eros.

Lambert, Jean Christian. The Human Action of Forgiving. Roman and Littlefield, 1985. A Whiteheadian account of agency in general and forgiving in particular.

Keller, Catherine. From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism and Self. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. An important advance in feminist process theology, developing an original anthropology.

Meland, Bernard E. The Reawakening of Christian Faith. Ayer Co Pub, 1949. The tragedy of life (esp. WWII) is challenged by Christian faith.

Pittenger, Norman. Cosmic Love and Human Wrong: The Reconception of the Meaning of Sin, in the Light of Process Thinking. Paulist Press, 1978. Sin and sinfulness interpreted in process perspective.

Pittenger, Norman. Goodness Distorted. Mowbray, 1970. An account of evil and the love that is distorted by it.

Pittenger, Norman. Freed to Love: A Process Interpretation of Redemption. Morehouse Publishing, 1987. Pittenger shows how God, conceived as Love/Lover-in-Act, reconciles the world through Christ, so that people can be “freed to love.”

Stinson, Linda L. Process and Conscience: Toward a Theology of Human Emergence. University Press of America, 1986. Combines Whiteheadian philosophy with the theology of John Henry Newman developing a Christian theology of human emergence.

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3.0 The Church and its Ministry

Clayton, Philip. Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010. A radical call to retun religious reflection to ordinary believers.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Reclaiming the Church: Where the Mainline Church Went Wrong and What to Do about It. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997. Decrying the professionalization of theological education, Cobb calls for the church to resume its own theological vocation so that its members can in turn resume their passionate commitment to their faith.

Lee, Bernard. The Becoming of the Church: A Process Theology of the Structures of Christian Experience. Paulist Press, 1974. A Catholic ecclesiology in process perspective emphasizing connectedness through internal relations.

Pittenger, Norman. The Christian Church as Social Process. Epsworth Press, 1971. A good introduction to process thought focusing on the understanding of the church.

Pittenger, Norman. The Ministry of All Christians: A Theology of Lay Ministry. Morehouse Publishing Company, 1981. A broad view of the church, focusing on the ministry of the laity.

Pittenger, Norman. Preaching the Gospel. Morehouse Publishing Company, 1984. A general introduction to homiletics in process perspective.

Pittenger, Norman. The Pilgrim Church and the Easter People. Public lectures delivered in Fall 1983 (Cleveland, Ohio) on the topic, “The Church and Its Ministry.”

Withrow, Lisa R. Claiming New Life: Process-Church for the Future. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2008. Using a process lens and case studies, Withrow explores how churches can change.

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3.1 Religious Education

Durka, Gloria and Joan Marie Smith. Modeling God. Paulist Press, 1976. A brief but effective statement on Christian education.

Miller, Randolph Crump. The Language Gap and God: Religious Language and Christian Education. Pilgrim Press, 1970. Language analysis and process thought and their relevance for Christian education.

Miller, Randolph Crump. The Theory of Christian Education Practice. Religious Education Press, 1980. A leader in the field of Christian education makes extensive use of the process perspective.

Moore, Mary Elizabeth. Education for Continuity and Change. Abingdon Press, 1983. The educational task of the church illumined by Whitehead and Mead.

Rosen, Harold. Religious Education and Our Ultimate Commitment: An Application of Henry Nelson Wieman's Philosophy of Creative Interchange. University Press of America, 1985. A process perspective on religious education, broadly conceived, by a Unitarian minister.

Sweeney, John Marcus. I'd Rather Be Dead than be a Girl: Implications of Whitehead, Whorf, and Piaget for Inclusive Language in Religion Education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009. Explains how language influences how humans perceive reality, examines theoretical constructs, and encourages implementing inclusive language in religion education.

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3.2 Pastoral Care

Browning, Don S. Atonement and Psychotherapy. Westminster Press, 1966. Interprets atonement in its relation to therapy and a process view of God.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Theology and Pastoral Care. Fortress Press, 1977. Comments on how theology (of a process variety) can inform pastoral care, especially pastoral counseling.

Jackson, Gordon. Pastoral Care and Process Theology. University Press of America, 1982. A more technical presentation of how process categories enable theology to inform counseling.

Kinast, Robert L. Pastoral Theology and Death Experiences. Specific experiences theologically interpreted with practical implications explained.

Smith, Jr., Archie. The Relational Self: Ethics and Therapy from a Black Church Perspective. Abingdon, 1982. Combines therapy and ethics in contributing to personal and social transformation.

Williams, Daniel Day. The Minister and the Care of Souls. Harper, 1977. An important statement on ministry by a major process theologian.

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3.3 Prayer

Bohler, Carolyn Stahl. Opening to God: Guided Imagery Meditation on Scripture. Rev. ed. Upper Room, 1996. An introduction to guided imagery meditation based upon the Christian scriptures.

Cobb, Jr., John B. To Pray or Not To Pray. Prayer in My Life Series. Upper Room, 1974. Contains Cobb’s personal reflections upon the role of prayer in his life.

Pittenger, Norman. Praying Today: Practical Thoughts on Prayer. Eerdmans, 1974. Non-technical discussion of prayer—its definition, its goals, its exercise, and more.

Rowlett, Martha. In Spirit and in Truth. Upper Room, 1982. A guide to the practice of prayer written for lay people.

Sponheim, Paul R., ed. A Primer on Prayer. Fortress Press, 1988. Collection of essays by various authors covering “The Heritage of Prayer,” “Understanding Prayer,” and “The Practice of Prayer.”

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. In God's Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1996. Explores the dynamics of prayer: what it is, what it isn't, and how various kinds of personal and corporate prayer work to bring us into the presence of God.

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4.0 Contemporary Theological Issues

4.1 Ecology & Animal Rights

Birch, Charles and John B. Cobb, Jr. The Liberation of Life. University of North Texas, 1981. A wide-ranging treatment of biology, anthropology, ethics, theology and public policy based on an ecological model of life.

Cobb, Jr. John. Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology. 2nd ed. Denton, TX: Environmental Ethics Books, 1995. A small popularly written statement of the needed philosophical and theological changes. Original edition was early environmental text from 1972.

Dombrowski, Daniel A. Hartshorne and the Metaphysics of Animal Rights. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988. Explains Hartshorne's views regarding God and animals, including human beings, and provides a defense for philosophical vegetarianism.

Grange, Joseph. Nature: An Environmental Cosmology. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. A breakthrough analysis of our environmental crisis.

McDaniel, Jay B. Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1989. Discusses the understanding of God's relationship to all living things, the foundations and guidelines for an environmental ethic, the understanding of Christian spirituality, and feminism (in a nonhierarchical world).

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4.2 Feminism

Christ, Carol P. Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality. New York: Routledge, 1997. A systematic thealogy that discusses the implications of belief in the Goddess for many fundamental religious questions.

Christ, Carol P. She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Combines personal experience, goddess studies, and the metaphysics of Charles Hartshorne.

Coleman, Monica A. Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008. Draws on womanist religious scholarship and process thought to describe the symbiotic relationship among God, the ancestors, and humanity that helps to change the world into the just society it ought to be.

Coleman, Monica A., Nancy R. Howell, and Helene Tallon Russell, eds. Creating Women's Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011. Offers an introduction to process and feminist theologies before presenting selections from canonical works in the field with study questions.

Dunfee, Susan Nelson. Beyond Servanthood: Christianity and the Liberation of Women. University Press of America, 1989. Argues for the importance of moving from Christianity as self-sacrificial service to mutuality and friendship.

Howell, Nancy R. A Feminist Cosmology: Ecology, Solidarity, and Metaphysics. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2000. Bringing the complexities of Whiteheadian thought into dialogue with diverse feminist and womanist views, she urges a new vision of the cosmos—one that calls us to recognize the love in justice and the tenderness in power.

Keller, Catherine. From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism and Self. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. An important advance in feminist process theology, developing an original anthropology.

Keller, Catherine. Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. New York: Routledge, 2003. The first full theology of creation from the primal chaos, proposing a creatio ex profundis - creation out of the watery depths.

McFague, Sallie. Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1987. Systematic, constructive, innovative—part of McFague’s continuing experiment in “metaphorical theology” trying out different images for the divine.

McFague, Sallie. The Body of God: An Ecological Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1993. Explores the metaphor of the world as the body of God in light of four other countermodels and why this is a better option.

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4.3 Political and Liberation Theology

Brown, Delwin. To Set at Liberty. Reprint. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011. The process understanding of freedom is theologically developed in dialogue with liberation theologians.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Process Theology as Political Theology. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1982. An appreciative but critical dialogue with German political theologians.

Cobb, Jr., John B. and Schroeder, Widick, eds., Process Philosophy and Social Thought. Center for Scientific, 1981. A collection of essays on social issues written by process theologians and their critics.

Ogden, Schubert. Faith and Freedom: Toward a Theology of Liberation. 2nd edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989. An argument for maintaining the primacy of redemption while recognizing the great importance of political emancipation.

Walker, Jr., Theodore. Mothership Connections: A Black Atlantic Synthesis of Neoclassical Metaphysics and Black Theology. SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. Argues that metaphysics is essential to theology and moral theory, synthesizing neoclassical metaphysics and black theology to develop a black Atlantic account of metaphysical aspects of struggle, power, and ethical deliberation.

Young, Henry James. Hope in Process: A Theology of Social Pluralism. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990. Groundbreaking combination of process, liberation, and black theologies.

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4.4 Religious Language

Brown, Frank Burch. Transfiguration. University of North Carolina Press, 1983. A study of religious language in process perspective especially in relation to poetry.

Franklin, Stephen. Speaking from the Depths. Eerdmans, 1990. A detailed examination of Whitehead’s theory of language applied to religious experience.

McFague, Sallie. Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1982. McFague presents insights into the nature of religious language, especially the use and function of metaphors and models.

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4.5 Science and Religion

Barbour, Ian. Issues in Science and Religion. Rev. ed. HarperOne, 1997. A widely used text by a physicist-theologian relying extensively on Whitehead.

Clayton, Philip. God and Contemporary Science. Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1997. Argues that theology can and must respond to the scientific challenge that has ruled out divine action in the world.

Clayton, Philip. Mind & Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Makes the case for emergent phenomena in the natural world and their significance for philosophy and theology.

Griffin, David Ray, ed. The Reenchantment of Science: Postmodern Proposals. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988. Collection of essays describing the move from modern, mechanistic science to postmodern, organismic science. Includes essays on physics, biology, ecology, medicine, and more.

Haught, John F. Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995. This book is a guide to dialogue going on today between scientists and believers. It identifies questions, isolates the issues and suggests new areas of understanding.

Stewart, Claude Y. Nature in Grace: A Study in the Theology of Nature. Mercer University Press, 1983. Examines nature from a variety of perspectives including that of a Whiteheadian theology.

Wieman, Henry Nelson. Science Serving Faith. Edited by Creighton Peden and Charles Willig. Oxford University Press, 1987. A good introduction to Wieman’s thought, developed by the editors from a manuscript and notes.

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4.6 Sexuality

Breazeale, Kathlyn A. and William A. Beardslee. "Teenage Sexuality and Spirituality: Can These Two Become One?" Pamphlet. Claremont, CA:  P&F Press, 1992.

Kilsby, Mary Ellen, John B. Cobb, Jr. William A. Beardslee. "What Shall the Church Say About Homosexuality?" Pamphlet. Revised. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 1993.

Pittenger, Norman. Love and Control in Sexuality. United Church Press, 1974. The norms of sexuality are found in love alone.

Pittenger, Norman. Making Sexuality Human. Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press, 1970. An ethic of sexuality that includes an early affirmation of its same-sex expression.

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4.7 Spirituality

Cobb, Jr., John B., Bruce G. Epperly and Paul S. Nancarrow. The Call of the Spirit: Process Spirituality in a Relational World. Claremont, CA: P&F Press, 2005. Combines a careful analysis of relational dynamics with very practical suggestions for personal and communal ways of intensifying our spirituality.

Epperly, Bruce G. At the Edges of Life. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1992. A process theology and spirituality of death and dying.

Epperly, Bruce G. Crystal and Cross: Christians and the New Age in Creative Dialogue. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third, 1996. Uses a process relational metaphysic to build a bridge between mainstream and liberal Christianity and the new age movement.

Epperly, Bruce G. God's Touch: Faith, Wholeness, and the Healing Miracles of Jesus. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2001. Explores the healings of Jesus in dialogue with contemporary spirituality, complementary and global medicine, and the new physics.

Epperly, Bruce G. Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2008. Challenging and insightful guide for individuals and groups; includes a discussion guide for groups.

Epperly, Bruce G. The Power of Affirmative Faith: A Spirituality of Personal Transformation. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2001. The most comprehensive process-relational book on spiritual formation, not only painting a picture of process spirituality, but providing spiritual disciplines that join process-relational thinking with tradition spiritual formation.

Epperly, Bruce G. Spirituality and Health, Health and Spirituality. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third, 1997. A practical theology of health, healing, and prayer.

Solomon, Rabbi Lewis. Mending the World: Spiritual Hope for Ourselves and Our Planet. Innisfree, 2002. A Jewish-Christian process of spiritual formation for challenging times.

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4.8 World Religions/Religious Pluralism

Cobb, Jr., John B. Beyond Dialogue: Toward a Mutual Transformation of Christianity and Buddhism. 1982. Reprint. Wipf & Stock, 1998. Explores with originality the Christian encounter with Mahayana Buddhism.

Cobb, Jr., John B. and Ward M. McAfee, eds. The Dialogue Comes of Age: Christian Encounters with Other Traditions. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. Stresses the distinctiveness and richness that world religions can afford Christian self-understanding.

Cobb, Jr., John B. and Christopher Ives, eds. The Emptying God: A Buddhist-Jewish-Christian Conversation. 1990. Reprint. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.

Coleman, Monica A. Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008. Draws on womanist religious scholarship and process thought to describe the symbiotic relationship among God, the ancestors, and humanity that helps to change the world into the just society it ought to be.

Ingram, Paul O. The Modern Buddhist-Christian Dialogue: Two Universalistic Religions in Transformation. Edwin Mellen Press, 1987. Process thought used in a discussion of interfaith dialogue.

Griffin, David Ray, ed. Deep Religious Pluralism. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005. Offers an alternative to the version of religious pluralism that has dominated recent scholarly debates.

Jacobson, Nolan Pliny. Buddhism and the Contemporary World: Change and Self-Correction. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982. The first book in a trilogy explaining Buddhism and comparing Buddhism with process thought.

Jacobson, Nolan Pliny. Understanding Buddhism. 1986. Reprint. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. The second book in Jacobson’s trilogy.

Jacobson, Nolan Pliny. The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy. 1988. Reprint. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. The third book in Jacobson’s trilogy.

Neville, Robert C. The Tao and the Daimon: Segments of a Religious Inquiry. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982. Broad-ranging reflections on religion and the religions.

Nordgulen, George. Perspectives in World Religions, Vol 1. P. Lal., 1981. Shows how a process theism can go far toward integrating the contributions of major religious traditions.

Odin, Steve. Process Metaphysics and Hua-Yen Buddhism: A Critical Study of Cumulative Penetration vs. Interpenetration. SUNY Series in Systematic Philosophy. State University of New York Press, 1982. Displays their similarity, arguing for certain advantages in each.

Suchocki, Marjorie, Hewitt. Divinity and Diversity: A Christian Affirmation of Religious Pluralism. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003. In accessible language, explains how the doctrines of Christian faith affirm diversity as rooted in the very nature and purposes of God.

Williamson, Clark. Has God Rejected His People? Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1982. Reformulation of Christian teaching to overcome Christian anti-Judaism.

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5.0 Philosophy of Religion

5.1 Whitehead—Primary Sources

Whitehead, Alfred North. Adventures of Ideas. 1933. Reprint. New York: The Free Press, 1967. Chapters are uneven in difficulty, but most of the book is accessible to the non-specialist. It includes a summary of the position developed in Process and Reality. Whitehead's most religiously-expressive book.

Whitehead, Alfred North. The Aims of Education: And Other Essays. 1929. Reprint. New York: Free Press, 1967.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Concept of Nature. 1920. Reprint. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Whitehead, Alfred North. The Function of Reason. 1929. Reprint. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Modes of Thought. 1938. Reprint. New York: The Free Press, 1968. A mature statement, quite non-technical. It may prove deceptively simple.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Process and Reality. Edited by David Ray Griffin and Donald W. Sherburne. 1929. Corrected edition. New York: The Free Press, 1978. Very difficult in parts, but the last part, “God and the World,” contains Whitehead’s most extensive discussion about God.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Religion in the Making. 1926. Reprint. New York: Fordham University Press, 1996. Whitehead’s major work on religion.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Science and the Modern World. 1925. Reprint. New York: The Free Press, 1967. This shows how modern science interacted with other intellectual and cultural traditions including Christianity and provides the outline of the needed more organic understanding of nature.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Symbolism: It's Meaning and Effect. 1927. Reprint. New York: Fordham University Press, 1985.

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5.2 Whitehead—Secondary Sources

Ford, Lewis. The Emergence of Whitehead’s Metaphysics. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985. Analyzes the stages of Whitehead's development not only between books but also within them.

Kraus, Elizabeth. The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead’s Process and Reality. New York: Fordham University Press, 1998. Very helpful for anyone tackling Whitehead’s magnum opus.

Price, Lucien. Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead. 1954. Reprint. Boston: Nonpareil, 2001. Conversations with Whitehead between 1932 and 1947.

Rose, Philip. On Whitehead. Wadsworth Publishing, 2001. This brief text assists students in understanding Whitehead's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content.

Sherburne, Donald. A Key to Process and Reality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. Selections from Process and Realityare organized and explained in a way that makes them accessible to the general philosophically inclined reader.

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5.3 Charles Hartshorne—Primary Sources

Hartshorne, Charles. Beyond Humanism. An early work pointing the way beyond the impasse of classical theism and atheistic humanism, an impasse that seems to have become important again.

Hartshorne, Charles. Man’s Vision of God. Hartshorne richly develops his ideas about God and arguments in favor of belief.

Hartshorne, Charles. The Divine Relativity, 1948. Hartshorne’s most sustained polemic against the sheer Absolute of classical theism.

Hartshorne, Charles. Natural Theology for Our Time.Hartshorne organizes his major contributions to religious thought as a natural theology.

Hartshorne, Charles. Creative Synthesis and Philosophic Method. Although this does not focus on philosophy of religion, it clarifies the wider vision within which Hartshorne’s thought about religion is set.

Hartshorne, Charles. Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes. 1984. Hartshorne’s most popularly written book is a lively polemic against features of traditional theism to which process theologians object.

Hartshorne, Charles. Wisdom as Moderation: A Philosophy of theMiddle Way.Philosophical wisdom presented as a mean between extremes, in both theory and practice.

Hartshorne, Charles. Insights and Oversights of Great Thinkers: An Evaluation of Western Philosophy. Hartshorne takes a fresh look at the Occidental philosophical tradition.

Hartshorne, Charles. Born to Sing. Based on a hypothesis generated by process thought, Hartshorne amasses evidence that one reason birds sing is for subjective enjoyment.

Hartshorne, Charles. Philosophy and Psychology of Sensation. Shows that different senses particularize common emotional tones or affects.

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5.4 Hartshorne—Secondary Sources

Cobb, Jr., John B. and Gamwell, Franklin I., eds. Existence and Actuality: Conversations with Charles Hartshorne.A collection of essays, both critical and supportive, about Hartshorne's views; Hartshorne provides a response to each essay.

Devaney, Sheila Greene. Divine Power: A Study of Karl Barth and Charles Hartshorne. A study of two of the 20th- century’s most influential thinkers.

Gragg, Alan, Hartshorne, Charles. A volume in the Makers of the Modern Theological Mindseries, making Hartshorne accessible to lay people.

Kane, Robert, and Phillips, Stephen R., eds. Hartshorne: Process Philosophy and Theology. A collection of papers beginning with a thorough exposition of Hartshorne’s thought by David Griffin and concluding with Hartshorne’s largely appreciative response to each essay.

Moskop, John C. Divine Omniscience and Human Freedom. Compares Thomas Aquinas and Hartshorne on this topic, favoring Hartshorne.

Sia, Santiago. God in Process Thought. One of the best secondary accounts of Hartshorne’s contributions to philosophy of religion.

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5.5 Cobb

Cobb, Jr., John B. Beyond Dialogue: Toward a Mutual Transformation of Christianity and Buddhism. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.  Reprinted in Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 1998. Offers an original view of how Christianity and Buddhism can appropriately transform one another when both partners are truly respected as equal.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Christ in a Pluralistic Age. 1975. Reprint. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 1998. A reprint of the classic "Process Christology" from one of the world's foremost process theologians. Provocative, bold, and brilliantly argued.

Cobb, Jr., John B. A Christian Natural Theology: Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead. 2nd edition. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. Whitehead’s philosophy is adopted and adapted for Christian use. 2nd ed. offers substantive changes at key points where his views have changed.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Reclaiming the Church: Where the Mainline Church Went Wrong and What to do about It.  Louisville, Kentucky: West Minster/John Knox Press, 1997. Decrying the professionalization of theological education, Cobb calls for the church to resume its own theological vocation so that its members can in turn resume their passionate commitment to their faith.

Cobb, Jr., John B. Whitehead Word Book: A Glossary with Alphabetical Index to Technical Terms in Process and Reality. Claremont: P & F Press, 2008. A glossary of the most important terms of Whitehead's Process and Reality.

5.6 Philosophy of Religion—Other Authors

Dean, William, and Axel, Larry E. The Size of God: The Theology of Bernard Loomer in Context.Loomer’s “The Size of God” essay plus responses by other process thinkers to that essay.

Frankenberry, Nancy. Religion and Radical Empiricism.A study of radical empiricism and how such empiricism can be involved in justifying religious truth claims.

Griffin, David Ray, Beardslee, William A., and Holland, Joe. Varieties of Postmodern Theology.Dialogue between constructive postmodern theology and each of three other forms of postmodern theology-deconstructive, liberationist, and conservative.

Griffin, David Ray. God and Religion in the Postmodern World: Essays in Postmodern Theology.Griffin presents portions of a postmodern, natural theism--deeply religious and fully scientific.

Meland, Bernard. Fallible Forms and Symbols. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976. Meland draws on a wide stream of American philosophy and religious thought and employs it for interpreting culture.

Nordgulen, George and Shields, George W., ed. Faith and Creativity: Essays in Honor of Eugene E. Peters.Collection of essays by process thinkers on a variety of topics.

Thompson, Jr., Kenneth E. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Religion.A careful study of the philosophy of religion found in Whitehead’s own writings.

Wolf-Gazo, Ernest, ed. Process in Context: Essays in Post-Whiteheadian Perspectives.A collection of process writers continue the dialogue, with Whitehead, each writer in their own field of research.

Wood, Forrest. Whiteheadian Thought as a Basis for a Philosophy of Religion. An attempt to show how Whitehead's thought can be used to illuminate the problem of evil and the question of immortality.

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6.0 Process Thought in Other Fields

6.1 Art, Culture, and Language

Allan, George. The Importance of the Past: A Meditation on the Authority of Tradition.Examines how tradition creates and sustains meaningful structures of social order, the role of emotion in the transformation of everyday experience into an awareness of the past.

Cappon, A. P. About Wordsworth and Whitehead.Compares the two thinkers biographically and intellectually.

Crosby, Donald A. The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism.A sensitive explanation of the pervasiveness of nihilistic tendencies showing how a process perspective can provide a more convincing alternative.

Dean, William. Coming To: A Theology of Beauty.Affirms beauty as more fundamental than goodness or truth as the context of theology.

Garvey, Edwin C. Process Theology and Secularization.

Hall, David L. The Civilization of Experience.A theory of culture from a Whiteheadian point of view.

Langer, Susanne. Feeling and Form. A student of Whitehead has written major original treatises on art showing Whitehead’s influence.

Martin, F. D. Art and Religious Experience.An emphasis on participative experience informed by Heidegger and Whitehead.

Meland, Bernard. The Secularization of Modern Cultures.The nature and causes of secularization with reflections on the place of religion.

Meland, Bernard. The Realities of Faith: The Revolution in Cultural Forms.Essays, growing out the Barrows Lectures (India and Burma), in which Meland deals with Christianity in a world context.

Regan, John, ed. Whitehead and Lamb: A New Network of Connection. Verbatim of a conference on language.

Ross, S. D. A Theory of Art. Emphasizes a synthetic approach to art influenced by Whitehead.

Sherburne, Donald. A Whiteheadian Aesthetic.A rigorously developed aesthetic theory making systematic use of Whitehead’s influence.

Wyman, Mary. The Lure for Feeling.Relates Whitehead’s thought to Wordsworth among many others.

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6.2 Biological Sciences

Agar, W. E. TheTheory of the Living Organism.An early but still useful study of biology based on Whitehead's conceptuality.

Cobb, John, and Griffin, David, ed. Mind in Nature.Leading biologists and process philosophers treat evolutionary theory.

Lillie, Ralph S. General Biology and Philosophy of Organism. Living beings are psycho-physical systems.

Sheldrake, Rupert. A New Science of Life.Partly influenced by Whitehead, and remarkably congenial, Sheldrake’s controversial theory deserves full consideration.

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6.3 Education

Brumbaugh, Robert. Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education.A collection of essays by a leading philosopher.

Dunkel, Harold B. Whitehead on Education.Creative advance by patterning available data.

Holmes, Henry W. The Educational Views of Whitehead.Emphasis on growth, utility, rhythmic process, ending in religion, aesthetics and adventure.

Meland, Bernard E. Higher Education and the Human Spirit.Emotion bears on analysis, poetry on metaphysics.

Oliver, Donald, and Gershman, Kathleen. Education, Modernity, and Fractured Meaning.Develops process educational theory as an alternative to the discrete functionalism of modernity.

Whitehead, Alfred North. The Aims of Education. Whitehead’s own philosophy of education continues to attract attention among educational theories.

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6.4 Ethics and Value Theory

Belaief, Lynne. Towards a Whiteheadian Ethics. The first book-length treatment of ethics in Whiteheadian terms.

Cauthen, Kenneth. Process Ethics: A Constructive System. The most comprehensive treatment of ethics, philosophical, theological, and social, from a process perspective.

Cauthen, Kenneth. The Passion for Equality. Historical survey of equality in the United States and a proposal for integrating equality into societal structures in the United States

Cauthen, Kenneth. The Ethics of Enjoyment. Practical guidance in a technological society.
Gray, James R., Process Ethics. A brief systematization of Whitehead's contribution to the understanding of moral decisions.

Swyhart, Barbara. Bio-ethical Decision Making. The first book to reflect on bio-ethics from a process perspective.

Wieman, Henry Nelson. The Source of Human Good. A major essay on value theory and theology by an original process thinker.

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6.5 General

Emmet, Dorothy. The Effectiveness of Causes.Critical of Whitehead for subjectivizing causal relations.

David Ray Griffin, ed. Spirituality and Society: Postmodern Visions.Presents both a critique of modernity and a spirituality that transcends individualism.

Ford, Marcus, ed. A Process Theology of Medicine: Interdisciplinary Essays.A collection of essays that begin to use process thought as a basis for a holistic model of health care.

Sibley, Jack and Gunter, Pete, ed. Process Philosophy: Basic Writings.A collection of essays on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.

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6.6 Philosophy of Science

Whitehead, Alfred N.orth. Essays in Science and Philosophy.A collection of essays by Whitehead on wide-ranging topics.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Principles of Natural Knowledge.A quite technical discussion of conceptual foundations of modern science.

Plamondon, Ann. Whitehead’s Organic Philosophy of Science.This locates Whitehead's philosophy of science in the current discussion.

Mays, Wolfe. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics.A British philosopher interprets Whitehead's contribution in a manner more acceptable to dominant contemporary ways of thinking.

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6.7 Physics & Mathematics

Bohm, David. Wholeness and the Implicate Order. A new model of reality, compatible with process thought, from a noted physicist.

Bohm, David and Peat, F. David. Science, Order, and Creativity.Two physicists collaborate to produce a highly readable book reflecting a wholistic view of the cosmos with affinity to process thought.

Burgers, J. M. Experience and Conceptual Activity. A physicist uses Whitehead's thought for the unification of science and values.

Code, Murray. Order and Organism.Mathematics and natural science in process perspective.

Griffin, David, ed. Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time.Ilya Prigogine, David Bohm, and Henry Stapp interact with process philosophers and theologians.

Henry, Jr., Granville C. Logos: Mathematics and Christian Theology.Shows the influence of Greek mathematics upon Judeo-Christian theology and indicates how recent changes in mathematics can impact contemporary theology.

Kitchener, Richard F., ed. The World View of Contemporary Physics: Does It Need a New Metaphysics?Collection of essays by physicists and philosophers.

Leclerc, Ivor. The Nature of Physical Existence. In this comprehensive survey of the history of the philosophy of nature, Whitehead's important role becomes clear.

Palter, Robert. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science.A relational theory of space and time avoids difficulties in the classical concept of the material world.

Prigogine, Ilya and Isabelle Stengers. Order out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue with Nature. A history of conceptual transformations in science, from classical science to the present.

Whitehead, Alfred North. An Introduction to Mathematics.Whitehead’s only textbook writing—a good one.

Whitehead, Alfred North. The Principle of Relativity. Although Whitehead’s theory is quite different from Einstein’s and has been largely ignored, it is still viable and may come into its own.

ZygonVol. 20, No. 2,David Bohm's Implicate Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology, 11.

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6.8 Social Sciences

Beer, Samuel R.,The City of Reason.A liberal political philosophy derived from Whitehead.

Gamwell, Franklin,Beyond Preference.A political theory making use of Whitehead’s philosophy.

Kleinbach, Russell, Marx via Process.Implications of Whitehead’s conceptuality for the clarification and development of Marxist social theory.

Laszlo, Ervin,Essential Society: An Ontological Reconstruction. An inclusive approach to the study of society influenced by Whitehead.

Neville, Robert,The Cosmology of Freedom.Treatment of both personal and social freedom in the broader stream of process thought.

Schroeder, W. Widick,Cognitive Structures and Religious Research.A study of the relationship of sociology and theology from a process perspective

Schroeder, W. Widick and Gamwell, Franklin,Economic Life: Process Interpretations and Critical Responses.Six essays on economic life and political economy by different authors; each essay is followed by a response from a religious social ethicist.

Sturm, Douglas, ed., Belonging Together: Faith & Politics in a Relational World.These essays show the practical application of process thought to such issues as politics, racism, justice, ecology and global democracy. Provides a model of how theological reflection leads us through moral judgment to political action.

Sturm, Douglas,Community and Alienation: Essays on Process Thought and Public Life.Essays emphasizing internal relations and a communitarian political theory, realism without pessimism.

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7.0 Bibliographies

Anyone interested in more detailed information on books, articles,dissertations, and unpublished papers on any of the above topics or others may write the Center for Process Studies, 1325 N. College Ave.,Claremont, CA91711.This service (within reason) is free for members.

Or consult the following:

Ford, Lewis S., ed.,Process Studies,1971.

Lucas, George R., The Genesis of Modern Process Thought: A Historical Outline With Bibliography.

Woodbridge, Barry A., ed. Alfred North Whitehead: A Primary-Secondary Bibliography.