In ‘Religion in the Making‘ Whitehead defines Religion as ‘world-loyalty.’ There is a good deal more in the book to discuss at a later date (like after I get a new copy of it because all the pages fell out today!), but there is something important here.
One could assume that Religion is, or at least has become, part of the world’s problem yet Whitehead is insistent that true religion in its various expressions shares a commitment to the world we live in. As a Christian who believes that God is with us, in Christ and in life, I want to echo his claim that religion is world-loyalty. Not only does a healthy expression of the Christian religion have a strong world-loyalty, but we believe God does.