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Ep 81: The Problem of Evil (Part 15)- Process Theism | Creative Solution or A New Gnosticism? Deep Talks: Exploring Theology and Meaning Making

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As we discussed in Part 14 of this series, the 20th century brought unimaginable human moral evils, and yet much beneficial human progress. Our basic understanding of how the universe functions also shifted. Our Newtonian perspective gave way to Einstein and then to quantum physics.Perhaps, the metaphysics of classical theism need to be reexamined too if we're to properly address the problem of evil? 
Enter the philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead and his new school of philosophy and theology known as process theism (aka process thought, process philosophy, etc).In today's episode, we'll explore what this new philosophy and theology is all about and how it attempts to address the problems with evil and suffering that proponents feel were inadequately addressed in more classical & traditional theologies.Is process theism a creative new solution, or is it simply a new kind of gnosticism?
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As we discussed in Part 14 of this series, the 20th century brought unimaginable human moral evils, and yet much beneficial human progress. Our basic understanding of how the universe functions also shifted. Our Newtonian perspective gave way to Einstein and then to quantum physics.Perhaps, the metaphysics of classical theism need to be reexamined too if we're to properly address the problem of evil? 
Enter the philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead and his new school of philosophy and theology known as process theism (aka process thought, process philosophy, etc).In today's episode, we'll explore what this new philosophy and theology is all about and how it attempts to address the problems with evil and suffering that proponents feel were inadequately addressed in more classical & traditional theologies.Is process theism a creative new solution, or is it simply a new kind of gnosticism?
f you find this podcast to be helpful and you want to see it continue on ad-free, would you consider becoming a supporter on Patreon?
Members of the Deep Talks Patreon Community receive bonus Q & A Episodes, articles, charts, forum discussions and more.Help us reach our first goal of 300 patrons in order to sustain weekly, ad-free theological and philosophical education to anyone with an internet connection!
https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast
To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159
 
Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner

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