The Theologians Group is for members of the Unitarian Universalist Collegium who study of the nature of God and/or religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed.

The featured theologian in this group is currently Charles Hartshorne (1897 - 2000) was the 20th century's leading exponent of process theism. In his long career of more than 70 years, he vigorously defended the thesis that God presides over an everlasting universe as its eminent creative power and is supremely open to creaturely influence. Hartshorne navigated between what he considered the Scylla of traditional theisms and the Charybdis of atheistic humanisms. He maintained that his philosophy, which he called "neoclassical theism," is logically more coherent than these rivals, more sensitive to human and non-human values, and in better agreement with the sciences.

Download the biographies of contemporary theologians, compiled by Myriam Renaud, such as: John Buehrens, Forrest Church, Richard Grigg, Galen Guengerich, William R. Jones, Stephanie Mitchem, Karl Peters, Thandeka, and others.

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  • As a hospital chaplain, I remain fresh in my practice by continuously inquiring into its theological dimensions. The inquiry follows two branches, one branch inquires after the theologies of the people in my care, and the second branch investigates the theological implications of my personal and professional meaning making.

    Charles Hartshorne's work provides a very useful reference by which the life-altering changes that take place in a hospital can be understood. His theology is also helpful in comprehending the complex and evolving social networks that form the living body of the institution.

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