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Transforming process theism

Author: Lewis S Ford
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy.
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"Process theism, in a variety of manifestations and modifications stemming from Whitehead's original suggestions, dominates discussions of philosophical and natural theology in Europe and America. In Transforming Process Theism Ford argues that subsequent modifications of Whitehead's original line of thought mask a fundamental and unresolved aporia in that original proposal: since only past or "objectified"  Read more...
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Ford, Lewis S.
Transforming process theism.
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99047128
(OCoLC)42389639
Named Person: Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis S Ford
ISBN: 0585286310 9780585286310
OCLC Number: 45728042
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 380 pages).
Contents: Introduction: The Intelligibility of Future Activity --
Meanings of the Future Appropriate to God --
Meanings of the Future --
Ways in Which God Is Future --
Ways in Which God Is Not Future --
Three Ways Whitehead Revises Traditional Expectations --
Divine Persuasion Replaces Classical Omnipotence --
God Need Not Be Conceived as Creator Ex Nihilo --
Becoming Is Primary; Being Is Derivative --
Toward a New Conception of the Future --
Modes of Actuality --
The Future as Actually Indeterminate --
The Future as the Source of Creativity --
The Future as the Source of Aim --
The Nature of the Future as Actual --
The Plan of This Book --
Whitehead's Successive Concepts of God --
The Principle of Limitation --
Criticisms --
Types of Limitation --
Deconstructing Theism --
The Final Concept: God as Temporal and Concrescent --
The Middle Concept: God as Nontemporal and Concrescent --
The Early Concept --
Reconstructing Nontemporal Theism --
A Comparison of Concepts --
The Initial, Minimal Concept --
The Final Concept --
The Middle Concept --
Possible Solutions to the Riddle --
Natural and Experiential Theology --
The Role of Religion --
Temporalist Implications --
A Possible External Influence --
Henry Nelson Wieman --
Whitehead's Reaction --
The Initial Concept of God --
Actual Entity --
Transcendence --
Self-Causation --
Instance of Creativity --
The Ontological Principle --
The 1926 Metaphysical Principles --
The Principle of Solidarity --
The Principle of Creative Individuality --
The Principle of Efficient Causation.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy.
Responsibility: Lewis S. Ford.

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"Process theism, in a variety of manifestations and modifications stemming from Whitehead's original suggestions, dominates discussions of philosophical and natural theology in Europe and America. In Transforming Process Theism Ford argues that subsequent modifications of Whitehead's original line of thought mask a fundamental and unresolved aporia in that original proposal: since only past or "objectified" determinate events can influence present experiences and since God, as conceived by Whitehead, is never fully determinate or objectifiable as a "past event," it is difficult to see how this divine persuasive power can have any influence on the present as a source of creativity and genuinely new possibilities for enactment."--Jacket.

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