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Curriculam Vitae

Roland Faber

MA (Vienna), PhD (Vienna), Habilitation (Vienna). My Fields of research and publication are in Whitehead's philosophy, Process Philosophy and Process Theology; (De)Constructive Theology; Poststructuralism (Gilles Deleuze); Transreligious Discourse (epistemology of Religious Relativity and Unity) and interreligious applications (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, Baha'i Faith); Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism (Meister Eckhart, Nicolas of Cusa, Ibn 'Arabi), Theopoetics (an approach to post-structuralist and process theology, which addresses the liberating necessity of multiplicity).

2014

  • Published the book The Divine Manifold (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014) [Purchase]
  • Organization of the Seventh International Conference of the Whitehead Research Project Conference "Whitehead and Symbolism," Claremont, CA, December 2014. [visit website]
  • Received the Fisher Faculty Teacher Award.

2013

  • Awarded prize from the International Process Network for Creative Work on Whitehead.
  • Delivered keynote address on "Process, Progress and Excess: Whitehead and the Peace of Society" at the Ninth International Whitehead Conference at Krakow, Poland, September 2013. [conference website]

2012

  • Organization of the Conference "Conviviality in a Multireligious Community," Claremont, CA, February 2012. [visit website]
  • Named Chair of the Baha'i Advisory Committee of Claremont Lincoln University.

2011

  • Delivered the keynote address at a symposicum on Alfred North Whitehead at the Library of Congress. [read announcement | view presentation]
  • Organization of the Fifth International Conference of The Whitehead Research Project, Claremont, CA, "Whitehead: The Next Generation." [visit website]

2010

  • Organization of the Fourth International Conference of The Whitehead Research Project, Claremont, CA, "Metaphysics and Things: New Forms of Speculative Thought." [visit website]
  • Named the inaugural Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Process Studies. » Read Announcement

2009

  • Executive Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, Claremont
  • Organization of the Third International Conference of The Whitehead Research Project, Claremont, CA, "Becomings, Misplacements, Departures: Butler and Whitehad as Catalystss of Contemporary Thought." [visit website]
  • Co-Editor of Contemporary Whitehead Series [visit website]
  • Associate Editor of the New Whitehead Edition [visit website]

2008

  • Organization of the Second International Conference of The Whitehead Research Project, Claremont, CA, "Beyond Metaphysics? Transcontinental Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's Late Thought." [visit website]
  • God as Poet of the World: Exploring Process Theologies (Louisville: WJK, 2008)
  • Taught graduate course at the University of Chicago Divinity School (May-June 2008) on the topic Religion and Excess: Interrogating Whitehead with Bataille
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Difference
  • Member of the Whitehead Metaphysical Society (Poland)

2007

  • Organization of the First International Conference of The Whitehead Research Project, Claremont, CA, "Event & Decision: Ontology & Politics in Badiou, Deleuze, and Whitehead." [visit website]
  • Announce tenured Full Professor of Process Theology at the Claremont School of Theology (March 2008)

2006

  • Initiator and Executive Director of the Whitehead Research Project, Claremont
  • Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, Claremont
  • Announced Faculty at the Department of Philosophy of the School of Humanities at the Claremont Graduate University
  • AAR Panel and Talk on John Caputo’s book The Weakness of God
  • Section Director at the 2006 Whitehead Conference at Salzburg, Austria:
    • “Poststructuralism” (with Catherine Keller)
    • “Christian Theology” (with Helmut Maassen)

2005

  • Announced Professor of Process Theology at the Claremont School of Theology
  • Announced Professor of Religion at the Claremont Graduate University

2004

  • Second edition: Gott als Poet der Welt. Anliegen und Perspektiven der Prozesstheologie, Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft)

2003

  • Book: Gott als Poet der Welt. Anliegen und Perspektiven der Prozesstheologie, Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft)

2002

  • Editing Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures 1925/1926 from the notes of Charles Hartshorne, published in Process Studies 30/2 (2002) 301-373

2001

  • Co-Teaching a Class on Christian Eschatology in US/European Dialogue at the Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, with Prof. Joseph Bracken
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the European Studies in Process Thought (ESPT)

2000

  • Prize of excellence in theology of the Kardinal-Innitzer-Fonds, Austria, for the Habilitation on process theology
  • Vice-Chair of the Institute of Dogmatic Theology, University of Vienna

1999

  • Appointment “Extraordinary University Professor”

1998

  • Post-doctoral degree of “Dozent” at the catholic theological faculty, University of Vienna
  • Roman venia legendi in Dogmatic Theology and the History of Christian Doctrine
  • Appointment as assistant professor at the Institut of Dogmatic Theology

1997

  • Habilitation: Prozeß, Relativität und Transzendenz. Zur Kritik prozeßtheologischer Theoriegestalt (520 pp.)
  • Membership at the Center for Process Studies

1996

  • Membership of the American Academy of Religion
  • Erwin Schrödinger-international Research Fellowship (for 1 ½ years)
  • Stay at Claremont (CST, CGU, CPS)

1995

  • Book: Der Selbsteinsatz Gottes. Zur Grundlegung einer Theologie des Leidens und der Veränderlichkeit Gottes, Würzburg
  • Erwin Schrödinger-international research fellowship (for 1 ½ years)
  • Stay at Claremont

1994

  • Working grant of the City of Vienna for composers

1993

  • Prize of the State of Lower Austria for composers
  • Membership at the International Franz Schubert Institute (IFSI)

1992

  • PhD in (systematic) theology
  • Dissertation: Der Selbst-Einsatz Gottes (620 pp)
  • Book: Freiheit, Theologie und Lehramt, Innsbruck
  • Prize of the State of Lower Austria for composers
  • Project "Zeit.Schnitte" Sound/text-installation in Vienna and Salzburg with the Austrian writer Christoph Janacs

1991

  • Grant of the Federal Republic of Austria for composers

1990

  • Prize of the Adolf Schaerf Fonds for composers
  • Prize of the State of Lower Austria for composers
  • Working grant of the City of Vienna for composers

1989

  • International prize for composition of the trio basso, Colon
  • Membership at the International Society for New Music (IGSM)

1988

  • Appointment to university assistant

1986

  • Membership of the Austrian Society of Philosophy of Religion

1985

  • Master in Theologie
  • Master thesis: Die Neue Zukunft Gottes (273 pp)
  • Appointment to scientific assistant at the University of Vienna

1981

  • Appointment as studying assistant at the University of Vienna

1979

  • Studies in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Vienna

1960

  • Born in Korneuburg, Austria