In November of 2003, at the annual American Academy of Religion meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, a group of diverse scholars came together to form the Open and Relational Theologies Unit of the AAR. The Center for Process Studies is a proud participant in this endeavor. The ORT unit is a diverse group, made up theologians from a wide array of backgrounds and affiliations, evangelical and liberal, including both openness and process theologies. Despite the diversity of origin, these scholars are united in their conviction that God is personal, loving, and relational, creatures are free, and the future is undetermined. If you would like more information about the goings-on of the ORT group, please contact Thomas Oord.
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"Postcolonialism Meets Open and Relational Theologies"
Participants explore open and relational theological themes as they pertain to postcolonialism.
Both/And: Interactive Multicultural Theory Meets Chalcedonian Christology
A Whiteheadian Approach to Propositions as a Foundation for Global Emergence
Mutually-Transformative Missions: A Post-Colonial, Process-Relational, Pentecostal-Charismatic Missiology
A Failure of Imagination: The Intersection of Gospel and Culture Today [pdf]
"Emergent Church Explorations "
This session involves three conversations, with three participants in each. These conversations pertain to papers written by participants, but there will be no formal reading of the papers. The conversations explore issues in the emergent church as they relate to open and relational theologies.
Process Theopoetics and the Emergent Church: Inviting Collaboration and Relationality [pdf]
Theological Epistemology in The Emergent Church: A Form of Paul Ricoeur's Relational Attestation
Responding: Diana Butler Bass
Becoming Emergent: Theorizing A Practicing Church
The Emergent Church in its Planetary Context [pdf]
Responding: Bo Sanders, Claremont School of Theology
The Pluralist Reformation: Open Theology and the Practice of Emergent Christianity
Responding: Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology
"Arminius and Open Theology"
A join session between the Evangelical Studies Group and Open and Relational Theologies Group.
Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace
Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments
[response to Gunter] [response to Stanglin-McCall]