Religions in the Making
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ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-782-1
Pages: 250
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 11/06/2012
Street Date: 11/06/2012
Division: Cascade Books
Category: Theology
Religions in the Making
Whitehead and the Wisdom Traditions of the World
Edited by John B. Cobb Jr.

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Book Description
Whitehead had a place for God in his comprehensive cosmological vision, and his theism has long attracted interest from some Christian theologians. But Whitehead's ideas have much wider use. Some Buddhists have found help in articulating their nontheistic vision and relating it to the current world of thought and action. In this book religious writers in seven different traditions articulate how they can benefit from Whitehead's work. So this volume demonstrates that various features of his thought can contribute to many communities.

According to his followers, Whitehead shows that the deepest convictions and commitments of the major religious communities can be complementary rather than in conflict. Readers of this book will see how that plays out in some detail. A Whiteheadian Hindu can recognize the truth in a Whiteheadian Judaism, and both can appreciate the insights of Chinese Whiteheadians committed to their classical thinking. Perhaps a new day in interreligious understanding has come.
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