Panentheism

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. David H. Nikkel, Associate Professor & Dept. Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Defines “panentheism” in relation to divine immanence, transcendence, and all-inclusiveness, while noting distinctions between God as including whole and creatures as included parts, both in terms of attributes and mutual freedom. Panentheism’s affirmation of intimate divine activity coupled with rejection of supernatural interventionism is contrasted with attempts to uphold divine special providence in light of modern science. The article traces the history of panentheism and explores the question of the compatibility of all-encompassing divine power and creaturely freedom.

Additional Information

Publication
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Panentheism, God, Transcendence, immanence, Internal Relations, All-Inclusiveness, Distinctions between God and World, Mutual Freedom, Deism, Traditional Theism, Body of God, Non-Interventionism, Divine Temporality, Special Providence, Top-Down Causation, Quantum Events, German Romantic Idealism, Fechner, Ramanuja, Tillich, Whitehead, Hartshorne, McFague, Omnipotence