"Here finally may be the answer to a long-standing prayer: for an introduction to process theology that really will work for the theological classroom. This finely organized collection, with its mix of founding authorities and fresh varieties, captures the excitement, scope, and doctrinal depth of process theology. Indeed precisely as the communication of a complex community of voices, it mirrors the process vision of an interrelated, open, and pluralist universe. I look forward to sharing it with my seminarians."
-Catherine Keller, Theological School of Drew University
"At last! This brilliant anthology now shows the remarkable breadth and depth of process ways of thinking applied to issues of faith. Bowman and McDaniel have gathered essays by nearly every process theologian of note to introduce thoughtful readers to the implications of relational theology for how we express and live our lives religiously...This handbook is truly an exceptional contribution to process literature, both for those well versed in the field, and for the novice seeking to understand this contemporary mode of dynamic faith."
-Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Claremont School of Theology
Handbook of Process Theology addresses both the depth and scope of process theological thought. It brings together distinguished contributors from several generations of process theological history to reflect on a multitude of outlooks and concerns, all grounded in the foundational emphases of the process approach: the discernment of an immanent and active divine presence in the evolution of the world and its inhabitants, and the call to creative engagement with the possibilities for progress and beauty where we now live. The essays cover important topics in Christian theology and philosophy of religion as well as interreligious dialogue, pastoral care, spirituality, the diversity of human experience, and cultural forms such as economics, politics, and the arts. Through the Handbook of Process Theology readers will gain an appreciation of the richness and scope of the process approach to spiritual living. Contributors include: Ronald J. Allen, Donna Bowman, Kathlyn A. Breazeale, Paul Custodio Bube, John B. Cobb Jr., Monica A. Coleman, John Culp, Bruce G. Epperly, David Ray Griffin, Lucinda A. Huffaker, Carol Johnston, Jeffrey D. Long, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Jay McDaniel, Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, Leslie A. Muray, Thomas Jay Oord, Russell Pregeant, David E. Roy, and Clark Williamson.