Depths As Yet Unspoken

Whiteheadian Excursions in Mysticism, Multiplicity, and Divinity

By Roland Faber

Edited by Andrew M. Davis

Depths As Yet Unspoken

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Whiteheadian Excursions in Mysticism, Multiplicity, and Divinity

By Roland Faber

Edited by Andrew M. Davis

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Whitehead’s thought continues to attract attention in mathematics and metaphysics, but few have recognized with Roland Faber, the deeply mystical dimensions of his philosophy. “If you like to phrase it so,” Whitehead states, “philosophy is mystical. For mysticism is direct insight into depths as yet unspoken.” Where, however, do these unspoken depths speak in Whitehead, and what are their associated themes in his philosophy?

For the first time, Depths As Yet Unspoken gathers together Faber’s most compelling writings on Whitehead’s mutually immanent themes of mysticism, multiplicity, and divinity. In dialogue with a diversity of voices, from process philosophers and theologians, to mystical and poststructuralist thinkers, Faber creatively articulates Whitehead’s “theopoetic” process cosmogony in its relevance to metaphysics, cosmology, everyday experience, religious pluralism, and interreligious violence, spirituality, and longstanding concerns of the theological tradition, including creation, the Trinity, revelation, religious experience, and divine mystery.

Although Whitehead’s mystical inclinations may not be obvious at first, they in fact constitute the apophatic backdrop to his entire philosophical corpus. Through Faber’s work, Whitehead’s philosophy is revealed to be nothing short of a remarkable endeavor to speak to the unfathomable depth of things.


Endorsements & Reviews-

“If you only read this book’s ‘Prologue,’ you will enjoy the gift of a synoptic view of Whitehead’s thought: his multiplicity of stages and thematics, historical imbrications and future implications, come into luminous interplay with present uncertainty. And in the ecocosmic excursions with Whitehead that follow, Roland Faber speaks new depths of a creativity that unfolds—even as you read—in events of pulsating mutuality. What other process thinker evinces such a combination of philosophical brilliance and mystical adventure?”

—Catherine Keller, George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology, Drew Theological School; author of Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement



“Roland Faber’s powerful new book Depths As Yet Unspoken brilliantly illuminates the long neglected mystical dimension of A. N. Whitehead’s process philosophy, where mysticism is ‘insight into depths as yet unspoken.’ Faber holds that the key to Whitehead’s mysticism is his concept of ‘mutual immanence’ as the interrelatedness of the theopoetic God, creativity, and the world. In this fascinating work Faber develops a groundbreaking creative synthesis of Whitehead’s process theology, Western mysticism, and Gilles Deleuze’s French poststructuralist vision of a rhyzomic chaosmos of infinite multiplicity in constant becoming. Faber’s book constitutes a major contribution to Whiteheadian scholarship.”

—Steve Odin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii



“Whitehead’s ‘mysticism’ reintroduces us to the concrete universe in which we exist; it is the formless relationality constituting all form, the creative advance that ‘un-structures’ all substance, the multiplicity ‘hidden’ in each transient unity. Faber calls readers—from science, religions, philosophy, or the arts—to cultivate new sensitivities to a world always-in-process. Conceived in this way, ‘mysticism’ becomes the most adequate—indeed, the most rational—practice of seeking, learning, speaking, and responding.”

—Brianne Donaldson, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, University of California, Irvine



“Roland Faber’s Depths As Yet Unspoken speaks the full breadth of a remarkable adventure in ideas. What unfolds is a story of polyphilia: the love of multiplicity. Philosophies—most dramatically poststructuralist and process-philosophical—enter into a living synthesis deeply respectful of their differences. Theologies, Eastern and Western, enter into a transreligious proximity of intercommunication around each other’s core concerns. Always at the center, providing a matrix for mutual engagement, moves a profound mediation on Whitehead’s God of immanence, potential, and peace, at once ineffable and ever expressing. A major statement by one of the most original voices in process theology.”

—Brian Massumi, Professor of Communication (retired), University of Montreal

Contributors-

Roland Faber
Andrew M. Davis

Bio(s)-

Roland Faber is Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb Jr. Professor of Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology; and founder and executive director of the Whitehead Research Project. He is author of God as Poet of the World (2008); The Divine Manifold (2014); The Becoming of God (2017); The Garden of Reality (2018); and The Ocean of God (2019).

Andrew M. Davis holds a Phd in religion and process philosophy from Claremont School of Theology. He is author and editor (with Philip Clayton) of How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs (2018); and editor (with Roland Faber and Michael Halewood) of Propositions in the Making: Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory (2019).

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