Cauthen, Kenneth1984 0-88946-764-1
The first attempt to create a constructive and ethical system based on process philosophy, which is often considered America's distinctive contribution to philosophy. Seeks to develop a system of Christian ethics based on process philosophy, but without employing the highly technical language of that discipline.1986 0-88946-769-2
Originated as a textbook to introduce students to the whole range of Christian thought, written from the viewpoint of the non-conservative academic tradition in modern American Protestantism.1991 0-7734-9655-6
Against the background of the older modernism, a new empirical, relativistic, pragmatic, naturalistic process theism is developed that takes into account contemporary discussions in anti-foundationalist philosophy of religion and post-Kuhnian philosophy of science. Liberation, feminist, black, process, and revisionist theologies are critically evaluated against the backdrop of liberal and neo-orthodox perspectives. The book's positive thesis is that the universe is in the business of creating life and directing it toward fulfillment. This claim is synthesized with the biblical concept of a loving creativity at the base of all things. The outcome is a view that has deep biblical roots but is addressed to persons informed by beliefs and doubts generated by scientific thinking.