Roland Faber

Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb Jr., Professor of Process Studies M.A., Ph.D., University of Vienna (Catholics Theological Faculty)

Dr. Faber is Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, Executive Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies (CPS), and Executive Director of the Whitehead Research Project (WRP). As Founder of WRP, he is the initiator of the series of International Conferences of WRP since 2007 and their publication, the co-editor of the Contemporary Whitehead Studies series, and co-initiator of the Critical Edition of Whitehead’s Works. Research and publications are developed at whiteheadresearch.org. Professional information is provided at faber.whiteheadresearch.org.

Education

M.A. – University of Vienna (Catholics-Theological Faculty)
Ph.D. – University of Vienna (Catholics-Theological Faculty)
Habilitation in Theology – University of Vienna

Recent Publications / Achievements

Secrets of Becoming: Negotiating Whitehead, Deleuze, and Butler (Fordham University Press, 2011)

Event and Decision: Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze, and Whitehead (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

Beyond Metaphysics?: Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead’s Late Thought (Rodopi Press, 2010)

God as Poet of the World: Exploring Process Theologies(Westminster John Knox Press, 2008)

Recent Publications / Achievements

BOOKS

The Garden of Reality: Transreligious Relativity in a World of Becoming, R. Faber (2018)

Rethinking Whitehead’s Symbolism: Thought, Language, Culture, R. Faber, J. Bell, J. Petek, eds.,(2017)

The Becoming of God: Process Theology, Philosophy, and Multireligious Engagement, R. Faber (2017)

Living Traditions and Universal Conviviality, R. Faber and S. Slabodsky, eds., (2016)

Book publications in German include: Freiheit, Theology und Lehramt (1992),

Variationen über die Schöpfung der Welt (1995),

Der Selbsteinsatz Gottes (1995),

Prozeßtheologie (2000), Gott as Poet der Welt (2003 & 2004).

Book publications in English include God as Poet of the World (2008),

Event and Decision (2010),

Beyond Metaphysics? (2010),

Secrets of Becoming (2011),

Butler on Whitehead (2012),

Theopoetic Folds (2013),

The Allure of Things (2014),

Beyond Superlatives (2014),

and The Divine Manifold (2014).

ARTICLES

Laozi, A Lost Prophet?: The Challenge of the Dao De Jing for the Bahá’í Universe of Discourse,” in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018), 37-110.

Baha’u’llah and the Luminous Mind: Baha’i Gloss on a Buddhist Puzzle,” in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017), 53-106.

Process, Progress, Excess: Whitehead and the Peace of Society,” in Recent Advances in the Creation of a Process-Based Worldview (2016)

Prozesstheologie as Theopoetik,” in Glauben denken (2016)

Must ‘religion’ always remain as a synonym for ‘hatred?'”: Whiteheadian Meditations on the Future of Togetherness,” in Living Traditions and Universal Conviviality (2016)

Research and publication areas include Process Philosophy and Process Theology; (De)Constructive Theology; Poststructuralism (Gilles Deleuze);

Transreligious Discourse (epistemology of Religious Relativity and Unity) and interreligious applications (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, Baha’i Faith);

Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism (Meister Eckhart, Nicolas of Cusa), Theopoetics, a third space approach to post-structuralist and process theology, Logics of Multiplicity, and Comparative Baha’i Studies.