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TITLEProcess Philosophy and the Bahá'í Writings: An Initial Exploration
AUTHOR 1Ian Kluge
DATE_THIS2004
VOLUMEVolume 5
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PAGE_RANGE109-162
PUB_THISIrfan Colloquia
CITY_THISWilmette, IL
ABSTRACTAn examination of the Bahá'í Writings in relationship to modern process philosophy (e.g. Whitehead, Hartshorne, Cobb, and de Chardin), and some of the issues related to the formulation a unique Bahá'í version of process thought; some relevant topics.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #46, Bosch Bahá'í School, California (May 1-4, 2003).

Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/46/kluge_philosophy.

TAGS- Philosophy; Alfred North Whitehead; Process philosophy
 
CONTENT
Abstract:

According to the Bahá'í Writings, all parts of creation are in a perpetual state of flux, actualizing their potentials, growing or decaying, advancing or retreating. History, both biological and human-cultural, is an evolutionary process that culminates in super-natural or spiritual developments in humankind. Given such foundations, this paper provides an introductory examination of the Bahá'í Writings in relationship to modern process philosophy as seen, for example, in the work of such thinkers as Whitehead, Hartshorne, Cobb and de Chardin, and examines some of the issues related to the formulation a unique Bahá'í version of process thought. Other issues to be examined include the nature and role of God and the Manifestation, emergent evolution, being and becoming, substance, essence, form, potential, causality and organicism.
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