Christianity in Process

Joining God in World Solidarity w/ John Cobb

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A 6 Week Exploration of Process Theology

Launching June, 2022


6 Feature Sessions

Each session will feature an opening mini-lecture from John followed by a conversation with Tripp and some QnA.

6 Guest Interviews

Each week we will have a special guest theologian from the larger Process-Relational theological community.

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Online Community

Everyone will be invited to join the private online group to connect with other nerds and have access to everything in Audio/Video on the class resource page

Class Outline

Each week during the class we will have a main session with John & Tripp exploring a central theme of Process theology. These sessions will center on Cobb's mini-lecture and will be followed by conversation and QnA.

1) The Authority of Scripture

2) God's Incarnation in Jesus

3) The Divine Relationality

4) The Human Experience of God - "Law & Grace"

5) The "Kingdom of God"

6) Life After Death

Meet The Hosts

John B. Cobb Jr.

Xavier University

Dr. Cobb taught theology at the Claremont School of Theology from 1958 to 1990. In 2014 he became the first theologian elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his interdisciplinary work in ecology, economics, and biology. He has published over 30 books including the first full-length text in eco-philosophy.

In 1973, with David Griffin, he established the Center for Process Studies. In retirement, he lives at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California. Throughout his career, he has contributed to Whitehead scholarship and promoted process-relational programs and organizations. Most recently, he helped found the Claremont Institute for Process Studies, and has been heavily involved in supporting work toward the goal of China becoming an ecological civilization.

Tripp Fuller

University of Edinburgh

Dr. Fuller is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of Edinburgh. He recently released Divine Self-Investment: a Constructive Open and Relational Christology, the first book in the Studies in Open and Relational Theology series. For over 12 years Tripp has been doing the Homebrewed Christianity podcast (think on-demand internet radio) where he interviews different scholars about their work so you can get nerdy in traffic, on the treadmill, or doing the dishes. Last year it had over 3.5 million downloads. It also inspired a book series with Fortress Press called the Homebrewed Christianity Guides to... topics like God, Jesus, Spirit, Church History, etc. Tripp is a very committed and (some of his friends think overly ) engaged Lakers fan and takes Star Wars and Lord of the Rings very seriously.

Special Guests

As we explore our centering themes in our main sessions, we also have a second session each week with a different Process thinker. Each guest brings a different angle, expression, and passion for the broad Process tradition.

Jacob Erickson

Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at Trinity College Dublin

Donna Bowman

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas

Catherine Keller

George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University

Joseph A. Bracken S.J.

Emeritus Professor of Theology 

Xavier University

Jon I. Gill

Visiting Professor of Africana Studies in Religion at Pomona College

Wm. Andrew Schwartz

Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies & Assistant Professor of Process Studies & Comparative Theology with Claremont School of Theology

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When does the class meet?

The class is asynchronous and you can participate fully without being present at any specific time. The weekly streaming session will take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm ET.

How do I get access to the class content?

The complete class content collection will be available on the password protected resource page. The downloadable audio and video of each session will be uploaded there and available for at least a year.

What happens after I sign up?

The email you enter when signing up will receive an email from tripp[at]homebrewedchristianity[dot]com. The email will include access to the resource page, details on how to join the class Facebook group, and more. If you don't see the email check your spam and then email me.

Do I have to have Facebook?

No. Facebook is not required to participate but is one way to connect with other class members and interact throughout the class. We also have a discussion forum for those who don't use Facebook or would prefer to use an alternative platform. Information about how to access the forum will be provided in the welcome email.