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The Co-Directors

Philip Clayton   [view Clayton's Web site]
Philip Clayton, Ph.D. is currently Ingraham Professor of Theology at Claremont School of Theology. His major books include, Mind and Emergence; Adventures in the Spirit; and The Problem of God in Modern Thought. His specializations are in philosophical theology, the interface between science and religion, and the history of modern metaphysics. Clayton won the Templeton Prize for Outstanding Books in Science and Religion and the first annual Templeton Grant for Research and Writing on the Constructive Interaction of the Sciences and Religion.


John B. Cobb, Jr.   [view Cobb's CV]
John B. Cobb, Jr., Ph.D., has held many positions including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools. He is often regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology, and is the author of more than forty books including: Christ in a Pluralistic Age; God and the World; and co-author with Herman Daly of For the Common Good which was co-winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. In 2014, Cobb was elected to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences. 


Monica A. Coleman   [view Coleman's Web site]
Monica A. Coleman, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology. Her major books include: Making a Way Out of No Way; The Dinah Project; Not Alone; and Creating Women’s Theology (co-editor). Her research interests are in Whiteheadian metaphysics, constructive theology, philosophical theology, metaphorical theology, black and womanist theologies, African American religions, African traditional religions, theology and sexual and domestic violence and mental health and theology.


Roland Faber   [view Faber's Web site]
Roland Faber is the Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb, Jr. Professor of Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, and Executive Director of the Whitehead Research Project. Fields of research and publication include Whitehead's philosophy, Process Philosophy and Process Theology; (De)Constructive Theology; Poststructuralism (Gilles Deleuze); Transreligious Discourse (epistemology of Religious Relativity and Unity) and interreligious applications (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, Baha'i Faith); Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism (Meister Eckhart, Nicolas of Cusa, Ibn ‘Arabi); and Theopoetics (an approach to post-structuralist and process theology which addresses the liberating necessity of multiplicity). Publications include God as Poet of the World (2008), Event and Decision (2010), Beyond Metaphysics? (2010), Secrets of Becoming (2011), Butler on Whitehead (2012), Theopoetic Folds (2013), Beyond Superlatives (2014), The Allure of Things (2014), The Divine Manifold (2014), and Living Traditions and Universal Conviviality (2016).


David Ray Griffin   [view Griffin's CV]
David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology. His has published more than 34 books, primarily in theology, philosophy, and philosophy of religion, with special emphases on the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion. Some of his major works include: Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality; Unsnarling the World-Knot: Consciousness, Freedom, and the Mind-Body Problem; Religion and Scientific Naturalism; and Reenchantment without Supernaturalism: A Process Philosophy of Religion. He is also editor of the SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought.


Marjorie Suchocki   [view Suchocki's CV]

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki is professor emerita at Claremont School of Theology, where she also served as dean. Her interests include the use of process  thought for the critical interpretation and expression of Christian faith, issues of religious diversity, the interface between theology and film, and process metaphysics.  She writes for the church as well as the academy.  Her ten books include Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film; The End of Evil; God-Christ-Church: A Practical Guide to Process Theology; Divinity and Diversity; and The Fall to Violence. Suchocki is the founding director of the Whitehead International Film Festival, established in 2002.


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