John Cobb, Jr.
John B. Cobb, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of the Claremont School of Theology. He has been concerned about ecological issues since the late sixties and has a deepening conviction that the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead should replace those of Descartes and Kant, especially to provide an organic alternative to the mechanistic philosophy that has contributed to our crisis. He published Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology in 1972, the same year that he organized a conference on “Alternatives to Catastrophe.” He is the co-author, with Herman Daly, of For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future (1989). His theological writings include Christ in a Pluralistic Age (1975) and the forthcoming Jesus Abba: The God Who Has Not Failed (2016).