The Concept of God and the Method of Science

My Ph.D. dissertation, completed in 1971, showed how one could develop a scientific theology.  Following Henry Nelson Wieman, I offered an operational definition of “God” as “creative process.”  I then showed how one could develop and test experimentally ideas about the conditions and structure of the creative process, that is ideas about God.  I know this sounds strange, but it did earn me my Ph.D.

Below is the abstract at the beginning of the dissertation.  You can click here to bring up the entire manuscript.

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