عنوان مقاله [English]
As an important subject in Anthropology, the nature of human perfection has always been explored by thinkers. For their part, process theologians, based on a theistic viewpoint specific to them, believe that human beings’ perfection is realized by their becoming God-like. This point of view, though tying in with Allama Tabataba’i’ and Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi’s, differs from them in the type of human perfection, which, in turn, is closely connected with how God is described. Followers of process theology consider God as evolving and changing and transforming, and therefore deem human perfection to lie in an evolution that emerges from interdependence of human being and others. Thus, they make human being’s becoming God-like both fade and get shrouded in ambiguity. Using analytic-descriptive and critical methods, this study seeks to show that the foundations of that kind of viewpoint are not only lacking in reason, but also in contradiction with rational rules such as the impossibility of an infinite regress. Another problem with the viewpoint is that it makes human perfection dependent upon environmental conditions, and equates it with constant evolution, with no end of human perfectionism in view.