This is just a podtastic conversation between Tripp and Dr. John Thatamanil, a discussion about how Thatamanil’s cultural background has informed his Christian theology. This podcast episode gives a glimpse of what one might come up with weaving strands of Alfred North Whitehead/process, the thought of Paul Tillich, and a bit of hindu tradition into a thoroughly Christian theology. He and Tripp explore the implications for religious pluralism, nondualism, and an emerging polydoxy stemming from his work.

Dr. Thatamanil is an assistant professor of theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, teaching a wide variety of courses in the areas of comparative theology, theologies of religious pluralism, Hindu-Christian dialogue, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, the theology of Paul Tillich, process theology, and Eastern Orthodox theology and spirituality.

Order a copy of Thatamanil’s The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament. An East-West Conversation.

We’re also still looking for a few more religious jokes before we offer up the finalists to the deacons to vote on for the title of 2010 Homebrewed Christianity Joke-off Champion. The prize is 4 world-class theological books, 2 premium cigars from Tripp’s humidor, some of Chad’s famous homebrewed ale, and a stack of stickers for you to spread the goodness of Homebrewed! Give us a call at 678-590-BREW to leave a message with your best religious joke.

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