Depths As Yet Unspoken

Whiteheadian Excursions in Mysticism, Multiplicity, and Divinity

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Roland Faber
Editor(s): 
Andrew M. Davis
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock
    , July
     2020.
     318 pages.
     $37.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781725252608.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Whitehead's thought continues to attract attention in mathematics and metaphysics, but few have recognized with Roland Faber, the deeply mystical dimensions of his philosophy. "If you like to phrase it so," Whitehead states, "philosophy is mystical. For mysticism is direct insight into depths as yet unspoken." Where, however, do these unspoken depths speak in Whitehead, and what are their associated themes in his philosophy? For the first time, Depths As Yet Unspoken gathers together Faber's most compelling writings on Whitehead's mutually immanent themes of mysticism, multiplicity, and divinity. In dialogue with a diversity of voices, from process philosophers and theologians, to mystical and poststructuralist thinkers, Faber creatively articulates Whitehead's "theopoetic" process cosmogony in its relevance to metaphysics, cosmology, everyday experience, religious pluralism, and interreligious violence, spirituality, and longstanding concerns of the theological tradition, including creation, the Trinity, revelation, religious experience, and divine mystery. Although Whitehead's mystical inclinations may not be obvious at first, they in fact constitute the apophatic backdrop to his entire philosophical corpus. Through Faber's work, Whitehead's philosophy is revealed to be nothing short of a remarkable endeavor to speak to the unfathomable depth of things.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Roland Faber is Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb Jr. Professor of Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, and founder and executive director of the Whitehead Research Project. He is author of God as Poet of the World (2008), The Divine Manifold (2014), The Becoming of God (2017), The Garden of Reality (2018), and The Ocean of God (2019).

Andrew M. Davis holds a PhD in religion and process philosophy from Claremont School of Theology. He is author and editor (with Philip Clayton) of How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs (2018), and editor (with Roland Faber and Michael Halewood) of Propositions in the Making: Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory (2019).

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