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The Center for Process Studies maintains a small but growing digital library of multimedia presentations. Most of these recordings are digital transcriptions of archived analog sources. Varying levels of deterioration have had a negative effect on some of the files' sound quality. If you need a free mp3 player, try WinAmp or XMPlay.

 

Process Thought in Africa
Featuring: David Ongombe

Dr. Fr. David Ongombe is Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the Catholic University of Congo and National Pedagogic University in Kinshasa. He is a CPS Visiting Scholar until December 9. His current research is on Whitehead, Hartshorne, Derrida, and African Thought. Dr. Ongombe has published on the relation between Thomism and Process Panentheism. Buildings for his own Center for Process Studies in Kinshasa are currently under construction.

David Ongombe

Date Recorded: November 12, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2014

David Ongombe:
Process Thought in Africa

Chinese Value and Its World Meaning:
The Contributions Process Thought can Make

Featuring: Ouyang Kang

While our world is facing various challenges and great difficulties, what can we learn from the contemporary development and wisdom in China? This lecture will focus on the following questions: What kind of progress has been made in China since 1978? What has really changed in China up to now? What has not changed in China up to now? What kind of wisdom can help us to master so complex a society? What kind of contributions process thought and constructive postmodernism can make to Create a harmonious society in particular and an ecological civilization in general?

Ouyang Kang

Date Recorded: October 27, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2014

Ouyang Kang:
Chinese Value and Its World Meaning:
The Contributions Process Thought
can Make

Process Agroecology
Featuring: Travis Cox

Transpersonal Agroecology (TPAE) is a theory, derived from the collective leanings of various important thinkers and practitioners in the field of alternative agriculture over the last century, that sees the mindset of the farmer to be just as important as her agricultural practices. However, a coherent metaphysics in which TPAE is to practice TPAE has not been provided, and a metaphysic is needed to provide the intellectual and perceptual space for true alternatives to arise. Process Metaphysics (PM) provides a metaphysical grounding for TPAE, offers justification for adjudication, and provides a proper valuing of the human from which to build human systems such as agriculture. With PM as the metaphysical basis of TPAE, practitioners will be able to situate their on-farm experiences and relationships within a coherent framework that positively reinforces their commitment to, and practice of, sustainable agriculture.

Travis Cox

Date Recorded: October 21, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2014

Travis Cox:
Process Agroecology

Christ as Creative Transformation of John B. Cobb Jr.
& Christophany of Raimon Panikkar

Featuring: Scaria Kalloor

Dr. Kalloor is a Capuchin Priest from Kerala, India. He is author of Creative Transformation: A New Paradigm for Christology (2009). Before studying Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian and Urban Universities in Rome, Dr. Kalloor studied Sociology at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala.

Panikkar and Cobb

Date Recorded: October 8, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2014

Scaria Kalloor:
Christ as Creative Transformation
of John B. Cobb Jr.
& Christophany of Raimon Panikkar

Marjorie Suchocki as Practical Theologian:
The Practice of Thinking as a Worshiping Christian

Featuring: Helene Russell

Dr. Helene Russell is Associate Professor of Theology at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
She is the author of: The Pluralism Within: a Reconstruction of Theological Anthropology with Søren Kierkegaard and Luce Irigaray
And co-editor of: Creating Women's Theology: Process-Relational Feminist Theology

Russell

Date Recorded: September 24, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2014

Helene Russell:
Marjorie Suchocki as Practical Theologian:
The Practice of Thinking as
a Worshiping Christian

Proper Relationsip between Science and Christianity
Featuring: Taeil Bai

One scientist's encounter with Process Theology. The Center for Process Studies Korea Project brought Dr. Taeil Bai to speak on his personal experience with Process Theology. Dr. Bai is a Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Space Science and Astrophysics, Wilcox Solar Observatory, Stanford University. He is also an Associate Investigator at Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI).

bai

Date Recorded: September 10, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2014

Taeil Bai:
Proper Relationship between
Science and Christianity

Adam Smith, Karl Marx, A. N. Whitehead
Featuring: Mark Dibben

In this talk, Mark speaks to a paper co-authored with Cristina Neesham, entitled 'The Social Value of Business: Lessons from Political Economy and Process Philosophy' in the book 'Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations', published by Emerald in 2012. The paper and the talk examine the early work of Karl Marx and Adam Smith, based on Cristina's book 'Human and Social Progress: Projects and Perspectives', published by VDM Verlag in 2008. The central argument is that a dynamic-relational perspective on the early work of both Smith and Marx can be proposed, in which all dimensions of humanness are conceived as inter-limiting and inter-supportive. The paper layers over the top of this argument a Whiteheadian process-experiential lens to add further weight to the relationality observable in Marx's and Smith's early work. The talk concludes with a discussion of the need for a Process Philosophy of Management as an essential component of an ecological civilization.

dibbens

Date Recorded: July 8, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2014

Mark Dibben:
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, A.N. Whitehead

Paolo Soleri: Key Concepts of a Prescient Urban Thinker
Featuring: Lissa McCullough

Architect Paolo Soleri's urban thinking sets forth fundamental reformulations to address the globalizing world’s most urgent environmental, urban infrastructural, and socio-ethical problems. This presentation outlines Soleri's most essential ideas: his concept of “arcology” (architecture + ecology), the “urban effect,” the city as hyper-organism, the lean alternative to urban sprawl, and more. Soleri’s ideas remain acutely timely in view of current pressures to respond to global climate change, radically reduce oil dependence and material consumption, embrace frugality, reinvent social equity, while confronting issues of suburban sprawl, urban renewal, smart land use, and wise food production.

mccullough

Date Recorded: May 14, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: June 2014

Lissa McCullough:
Paolo Soleri:
Key Concepts of a Prescient Urban Thinker

Infinite Relational Power & Love: God is not a Wimp
Featuring: C. Robert Mesle

Plato said: "the definition of Being is simply Power." Martin Luther King, Jr. preached, “We have a power…as old as the insights of Jesus…and as modern as the techniques of Mahatma Gandhi.” Our understanding of power is central to our entire Alternative Vision of reality, ethics, and persons in community. C. Robert Meslse will lay out the basic concept of Relational Power, show how it is central to process relational thinking, and conclude with the crucial role of Relational Power in the process relational vision of God.

mesle

Date Recorded: April 21, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: April 2014

C. Robert Mesle: God is not a Wimp

Visiting Scholars
Featuring: Lu Liu and Zhihua Yang

Liu: "Whitehead's Process Education and its Historical Development"
Yang: "Significances of John Cobb's Constructive Postmodernist Ecological Civilization Theory"

lui yang

Date Recorded: April 11, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: June 2014

Liu & Yang : Visiting Scholars

Process and Reality
By Alfred North Whitehead
Chapter 1 read by Roger Coe

whitehead

Date Added: March 10, 2014

Roger Coe: Download Chapter 1

Indigenous Wisdom: Grace and Survival Under Fire
Featuring: Ignacio Castuera, Maulana Karenga (Creator of Kwanzaa), Chris Daniels, Dwight Hopkins

We explore learnings to be derived from the experiences of First Peoples in North America as well as the Afro-Diaspora. The survival of these resilient peoples is intimately connected to their Wisdom values and all of us can apply those learnings at a time when all civilization is threatened with the same forces that have battered these minorities for centuries. This intuition now must also be applied to the survival of the whole ecological system and we hope to explore ways to do that in this conference.

indigenous

Date Recorded: February 15, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

Maulana Karenga: Cultural Recovery, Sankofa
and Serudj Ta: Repairing and Remaking Ourselves
and the World

Chris Daniels: Indigenous Traditions and
Whiteheadian Thought

Response by Dwight Hopkins

Religious Diversity, Evangelicalism, and Process Thought
Featuring:Curtis Rigsby

A seminar and conversation.

indigenous

Date Recorded: January 22, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

Curtis Rigsby: Religious Diversity,
Evangelicalism, and Process Thought


Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Part 1: Reasons for the conference, sponsoring organizations, statements about some of the supporting institutions.

Part 2: Statements by Philip Clayton, Bob Ireland, and Vern Visick; Process Century Press, indigenous conference, and academic courses related to conference; Pomona College location and planning for the arts; publicity, fundraising, and community outreach.

indigenous

Date Recorded: January 16, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

A variety of speakers:
Part 1

Part 2