Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology,
Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University,
Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, and Executive Director of the Whitehead Research Project

Curriculam Vitae

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).

2017

  • Published the book The Becoming of God (Wipf & Stock, 2017).
  • Published the book Rethinking Whitehead’s Symbolism: Thought, Language, Culture, Roland Faber, Jeffrey A. Bell, and Joseph Petek, eds. (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)
  • Chair of IRB, CST

2016

2015

  • Chair of Faculty Policy Committee, CST.

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.

2012

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

2011

  • Delivered the keynote address at a symposium 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 Whitehead as Catalysts 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