Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality is one of the classic texts of twentieth-century philosophy and laid the foundation of one of the most important movements in contemporary theology, process theology. One of Whitehead’s stunning claims is that the category of the ultimate is made up of three notions. In traditional theology, one would expect only one notion, God. In process theology, the three ultimates are: the one, the many, and creativity. In this session, panelists will discuss the relevance of the process notion of creativity to LDS doctrines of intelligence and freedom. This discussion ultimately relates to how we think of the relationship between human beings and God and to the rejection of creation ex nihilo in both LDS doctrine and process theology.
James McLachlan, Kevin Winters, Blake T. Ostler, Dan Wotherspoon, Brian Birch