What is meant by the term 'process theology'? Who are some of the theologians who have taught it, and what are their main views?

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In our present sense of the term, our spatio-physical epoch will pass into the background of the past, which conditions all things dimly and without evident effect on the decision of prominent relations (Whitehead 1938: 155).

Process Theology is a term that encapsulates a movement largely associated with the Christian faith which advocates the idea that reality is influenced by the past and is subject to flux and change. This includes human beings, their interpretations and ideas about life, God, and the future. It also argues that God is more than the sum of God's parts. God is a culmination of all worldly experience, potentialities and actualities, and also a driving force behind the world becoming. Process Theology does not consider the Bible to be a final authority for Christians or direct revelation. Some figureheads of Process Theology are John Cobb, Norman Pittenger, Leslie Murray, and the men to which many Process Theologians refer to as integral founding figures of the movement; Alfred Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne.

Some basic tenets and ideas put forth by said figures are; that the higher the degree of complexity present in a unity, the more capable that unity is of expressing creative freedom; that all things are interrelated; that Man and God are a part of nature and not distinct from it; that God is intelligent and ever surpassing God's self; and that God is love and love really does make the world go 'round.

Now these simplest things [the concepts of natural law and science] are those widespread habits of nature that dominate the whole stretch of the universe within our remotest, vaguest observation (Whitehead 1938: 145).

Cobb states that Process Theology is the only theology which is compatible with the truly modern human mind (1959: 193). This is an attempt to...