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A Six-Week Exploration of Christianity & Process Theology

WHO:
John Cobb & Tripp Fuller
WHAT:
Six Online Sessions
WHEN:
Tues @ 2:00 - 3:30 PM PST
June 7th thru July 12th
WHERE:
Online via Zoom, Facebook, and the Claremont Process Nexus platform

In this six-week course, John Cobb will elucidate six of the themes in Christianity and process theology that he considers vital to his faith. Each session will include a mini-lecture by John, a conversation between John and Tripp, and responses to questions submitted by class participants.

Attend the live class sessions
or work at your own pace.

lecture

6 Feature Sessions

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

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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 is invited to join the private online Facebook group or discussion forum to connect with other class members and will have access to in on the class resource page.

Course Outline

This class will focus on the content of Cobb’s lectures and will not require reading, however we do suggest two of John’s books to expand and enhance the class – Jesus Abba: The God Who Has Not Failed and Salvation: Jesus’s Mission and Ours.  At any point you can donate to the class here.

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Meet the Hosts

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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

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

Jacob Erickson

Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at Trinity College Dublin

Donna Bowman

Donna Bowman

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

Catherine Keller

Catherine Keller

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

Joseph Bracken

Joseph A. Bracken S.J.

Emeritus Professor of Theology, Xavier University

Jon Gill

Jon I. Gill

Visiting Professor of Africana Studies in Religion at Pomona College

Andrew Schwartz

Wm. Andrew Schwartz

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

FAQs

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 2:00 pm PT / 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.

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