April 8 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Anderson University Center: 203 (Regency Room)
"Why Christocentrism is a Pluralistic Age?"
"A generation ago the urgent task was to persuade Christians, who seemed to be in the dominant position, to take seriously and appreciatively the other spiritual movements and wisdom traditions. Now the question has changed. Given the multiplicity of such movements, of which Christianity is but one, why be Christian? The question is particularly acute because of the many crimes that have been committed against other communities in the name of Christ. It is time for those of us who affirm Christocentrism to make our case.
Dr. Cobb is one of the most important American theologians. He has worked in many areas, including environmental ethics and interreligious dialogue, though he is best known for his work establishing process theology. Building on the work of Alfred N. Whitehead, Cobb became one of the foremost process theologians of his generation, helping to found the Center for Process Studies at Claremont. He also trained many of those working in this field today. Dr. Cobb has authored or co-authored more than fifty books, and has published more than four hundred articles and other written works.