Sunday, December 11, 2011

the viability and impossibility of Whitehead's God

I've only met Robert Cummings Neville once, and he is such a friendly, intelligent, and generous man.  Robert will be presenting the keynote at EN 2012, and he has contributed an introduction addressing the other Robert (Corrington) in the forthcoming A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism, edited by Nam T. Nguyen and myself.

Reading Neville's article on Whitehead, "The Impossibility of Whitehead's God in Christian Theology" (a response to Lewis S. Ford's "The Viability of Whitehead's God for Christian Theology") is inspiring me to go and track down some of his other work.  As you can see HERE, Neville has produced an amazing amount of work and established quite a remarkable career.  It will be an honor to hear him speak at this year's conference.

For those who don't know, Robert Neville is a Professor in the Departments of Religion, Philosophy and Theology at Boston University, as well as Dean of the Boston School of Theology, and President of Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought, an organization which helps to publish the American Journal of Theology & Philosophy (published through Indiana University Press).