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Charles Hartshorne (pronounced Harts-horneas in "deer's horn") (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.
By Donald Wayne Viney
Donald Wayne Viney was born 13 February 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the eldest of two children. He has lived in Oklahoma (1953-1966, 1977-1984), Colorado (1966-1977), and Kansas (1984-present). Viney received the B.A. in philosophy from Colorado State University (1977) and the M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma (1979, 1982). He has taught philosophy and religion at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas since 1984.
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