Islam and Process Theology

Dr. Mustafa Ruzgar is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge. Born in Turkey, Dr. Ruzgar joined the department in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University in 2008. Dr. Ruzgar’s research interests include Islamic thought, contemporary philosophy of religion and theology, process philosophy and theology, religious pluralism, and interfaith dialogue. 

EDUCATION

Astrobiology and Process Theology

Derek Malone-France is Associate Professor of Philosophy, of Religion, and of Writing, at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC.  He is also founding Seminar Director for the Blumberg Dialogues in Astrobiology and Human Society at the John W. Kluge Center, at the US Library of Congress, and a Consultant to the Astrobiology Institute at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute at the Universities Space Research Association.

How to Translate Process Books into Chinese?: My Personal Experience of More than 10 years

Featuring: Bangixian Zhou

Mr. Bangixian Zhou is the most well known process translator. He has translated and published 8 process books including, Whitehead's Process and Reality, and David Griffin's Reenchantment without Supernaturalism. Now he is a Research Fellow of the Institute for Postmodern Development of China (IPDC).

A Mormon Process Theodicy

Mormon conceptions of God are radically different from most traditional theists. Despite the common rhetoric in relation to God it is almost as meaningless to apply the standard formulations of the logical and evidential problems of evil to Mormonism as it is Buddhism. The problems confronting Mormons relating to the problem of evil and suffering are, like Buddhists and Process Theologians, different from those confronting most traditional Theists.

Reassessing Whitehead's Theory of Personal Identity: A New Interpretation and Critical Examination

In "The Dynamic Process of Being (a Person)" (2014), Daniel R. Siakel provides a novel interpretation of Whitehead's theory of personal identity that draws from both Process and Reality and Adventures of Ideas. In his new paper, Siakel draws on the work of Derek Parfit to argue that Process and Reality already contains the conceptual resources required to explain personal identity; and with it, such items as moral responsibility, gratitude, and the possibility of life after death.

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