By Sandra B. Lubarsky, David Ray Griffin

This assortment constitutes the 1st prolonged dialogue of the connection among Judaism and procedure idea. within the final part century the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne became vital resources for modern theological mirrored image. lately, a couple of Jewish thinkers have tested technique inspiration as a most likely helpful source for postmodern Jewish theology. This booklet brings jointly many Jewish thinkers who've pioneered this dialogue.

Jewish thinkers who've chanced on procedure regarded as an invaluable framework for modern Jewish concept talk about matters which are basically theological, comparable to God's transcendence and immanence, the matter of evil, the assumption of revelation. additionally incorporated is a discussion among Jewish and Christian thinkers at the appropriateness of method suggestion for his or her non secular traditions. severe mirrored image at the continuities and discontinuities among Judaism and the method version is usually lined.

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The prophet deliberately chooses to work toward the achievement of God's purposes for the world. The initial aim is toward the actualization of the greatest enjoyment both for the occasion and for the subsequent occasions that it will affect. s For revelation to occur at all, there must be a human reception of, and res);X)nse to, God's call. Because each actual occasion is partially self-creative, as well as partially determined, different actual occasions will not respond to the divine call in the same way.

16. Paul Tillich, Love, Power, and Justice (New York: Oxford University Press, 1954), 70-72. Chapter 2 A Process Theory of Torah and Mitzvot Sol Tanenzapf It is widely held among Jewish theologians that process philosophy is Wlavailable for Jewish theological reflection. Some doubt whether a theory of revelation that is adequate to the authoritative sources of the Jewish tradition-biblical and rabbinic-can be formulated using the concepts of process philosophy. Others object that there can be no place in process theology for the life of Mitzvot (literally, God's commandments) and the practice of Halakhah (the discipline of sacred deeds).

1 In process theology, God is conceived as unsurpassable by any other actuality and, consequently; eminently worthy of worship. However, God is also thought of as capable of surpassing any previous state of Himself. Because God is unsurpassably knowing, powerful, and loving, and endures everlastingly; no other entity is as great as God and no other entity is worthy of worship. Because God can surpass previous states of God's own actuality, God can change and grow in response to events in the world of nature and of human history.

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