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  1. The Divine Transcendence and Relation to Evil in Hartshorne's Dipolar Theism.Edgar A. Towne - 2011 - The Pluralist 6 (1):196-198.
    The title above identifies two issues in Charles Hartshorne's panentheistic understanding of God that, in my judgment, have not been sufficiently clarified. The purpose of this paper is to provide additional clarification, that the adequacy of this type of theism may be more carefully judged by its admirers and by its detractors from their respective perspectives. The first part will identify central elements of Hartshorne's reasoning about God's relation to the world. The second part examines how Hartshorne speaks of a (...)
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    The Variety of Panentheisms.Edgar A. Towne - 2005 - Zygon 40 (3):779-786.
    . In this article I review the efforts of eighteen scientists and theologians, recorded in this book, to describe the relation of God to the universe during a conference sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation at Windsor Castle in 2001. Theologians from several branches of Christian faith articulate their understanding of panentheism, revealing a considerable diversity. I deal with each author in relation to six issues: the way God acts, how God's intimate relation to the world is to be described, (...)
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    Toward More Clarity About Coherence in Whitehead’s Metaphysics: A Proposal.Edgar A. Towne - 2009 - Process Studies 38 (1):69-92.
    What I call ambiguities of system due to the sheer complexity of Whitehead’s metaphysics and his analysis of process in terms of concrescence and transition threaten its coherence in terms of what we know empirically of the quantum and classical dimensions of nature. Ambiguities of equivocation pertaining to Whitehead’s use of the terms “contemporary” and “objectification,” as the latter is employed in relation to prehension and satisfaction, also threaten its coherence. The article proposes ways to reduce these threats and uncertainty (...)
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    All Causality Occurs in a Present: G.H. Mead’s Proposal to Process Philosophy.Edgar A. Towne - 2010 - Process Studies 39 (1):87-105.
    G.H. Mead and A.N. Whitehead agree that all causation occurs in a present, that the self is social, and that philosophical description of the new physics of relativity and quantum mechanics is a complicated task. I explore this complexity in relation to the knowledge of events unable to be observed here and now, especially past historical events. The integration of the two philosophers’ views is shown in reference to Whitehead’s criteria of respect for facts and coherence. By reference to the (...)
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    Metaphysics As Method In Charles Hartshorne’s Thought.Edgar A. Towne - 1968 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):125-142.
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    Semantics and Hartshorne’s Dipolar Theism.Edgar A. Towne - 1999 - Process Studies 28 (3/4):231-254.
  7. Two Types of New Theism: Knowledge of God in the Thought of Paul Tillich and Charles Hartshorne.Edgar A. Towne - 1997 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 20 (1):90-95.
     
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    The New Physics and Hartshorne's Dipolar Theism.Edgar A. Towne - 2001 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 22 (2):114 - 132.
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    Empirical Naturalism: Bernard M. Loomer's Interpretation of Whitehead's Philosophy.Edgar A. Towne - 2011 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 32 (3):255 - 266.
    Bernard MacDougall Loomer (1912–1985) is well known for his influence on process theology, or as he preferred, “process-relational” theology. Less well known is his interpretation of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) and its influence in the promotion of that philosophy not only among his students but also more recently beyond that circle. He presents his own views as one who has made Whitehead’s his own. Yet he is not uncritical of Whitehead. He has articulated an empirical naturalism in (...)
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    What Is Process Theology?Edgar A. Towne - 1982 - Process Studies 12 (2):133-135.
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    God is Never Absent.Edgar A. Towne - 1978 - Process Studies 8 (2):125-128.
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    God and the Chicago School in the Theology of Bernard E. Meland.Edgar A. Towne - 1989 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 10 (1):3 - 19.
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    Response to Gary Dorrien.Edgar A. Towne - 2003 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 24 (2):151 - 156.
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    Facing Up to Mystery: Gordon Kaufman's Admirable Candor About Talk of God.Edgar A. Towne - 2008 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 29 (1):61 - 75.
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    The Divine Transcendence and Relation to Evil in Hartshorne’s Dipolar Theism.Edgar A. Towne - 2011 - Process Studies 40 (1):196-198.
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    God as Co-Created: The Two-Fold Ontic Status of God.Edgar A. Towne - 2006 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 27 (2/3):204 - 213.
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    Imaginative Construction in Theology: An Aesthetic Approach.Edgar A. Towne - 1998 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 19 (1):77 - 103.
  18. Two Types of Theism: Knowledge of God in the Thought of Paul Tillich and Charles Hartshorne.Edgar A. Towne - 1997 - The Personalist Forum 14 (2):253-255.
     
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