The Role of Whitehead in Indigenizing Christianity

This track deals with the relevance of Whitehead for the development of Christian thinking in different continents and cultures, all over the world. To what extent has Whitehead’s philosophy contributed to the ‘inculturation’ of Christianity and what are its potentialities (and/or maybe its inconveniences?) in this regard?

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Andre Cloots


Born 1948, Dr. Cloots earned his MA and PhD in Philosophy from Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium with a dissertation on The Problem of the Ultimate in the Process Philosophy of A.N. Whitehead and Ch. Hartshorne. He was one of the first international scholars at the Center for Process Studies in Claremont (BAEF-Fellowship) in 1974-75. Since 1980, Dr. Cloots has served as a professor of philosophy at the University of Leuven and the University of Antwerp, in the field of metaphysics, philosophy of culture and contemporary philosophy. Most of his publications have concentrated on process philosophy, religion and secularization, many of which were written in Dutch. Dr. Cloots retired in 2014.

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