This collection of five essays is both a dialogical engagement with and critical assessment of Nancy R. Howell's book 'Constructing a Relational Cosmology'. The collection includes three essays written from a Whiteheadian process perspective (by Marit A. Trelstad, Kathlyn A. Breazeale, and Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki), one from the perspective of narrative theology (Lisa Stenmark), and one from the Soto Zen Buddhist perspective (Stephanie Kaza). Howell, responding as a Whiteheadian feminist philosopher of religion, takes the critiques and suggestions of her dialogical partners with the utmost seriousness as her foundation for suggesting new directions for ecofeminist thought -- an example of what Whiteheadians call "the process of creative transformation."
Paul O. Ingram
Paul O. Ingram, the editor, is Professor of Religion Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington). He is the author of 'Wrestling with God,' 'Wrestling with the Ox,' 'The Modern Buddhist-Christian Dialogue,' and 'The Dharma of Faith.'