With the goal of sustaining the relevance and, paradoxically, the permanence of the church, Bracken proposes an open-ended systems approach to ecclesiology. He synthesizes the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead to produce his novel argument, which is grounded in the language of process theology and a continually evolving universe.
This book will appeal to readers of Diarmuid O’Murchu and Ilia Delio, and to followers of this intriguing series on catholicity.
Joseph A. Bracken, SJ is professor emeritus of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. His books include Does God Roll Dice? Divine Providence for a World in the Making and The World in the Trinity: Open-ended Systems in Science and Religion.