Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Whitehead, Alfred North

(1861–1947). Philos., mathematician; b. Ramsgate, on the Isle of Thanet, NE Kent, SE Eng.; educ. Cambridge. Taught at Cambridge 1885–1911; U. of London 1911–24; Harvard U., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1924–ca. 1938. tats view, which he called philos. of organism, is based on the patterned process of events; only what appears, what is given in perception, is real; relations bet. things or events consist in a kind of feeling; every actual entity is a “prehensive occasion”; the actual world is a certain selection of eternal objects; God is the source of unactualized possibilities (his “primordial nature”) and conserver of actualized values (his “consequent nature”). See also Process Philosophy; Process Theology; Time.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online