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In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being : Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World - Peter Clayton

In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being

Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780802809780
Number Of Pages: 348

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Foreword by Mary Ann Meyers Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the doctrine of panentheism - the belief that the world is contained within the Divine, although God is also more than the world. Here for the first time leading scientists and theologians meet to debate the merits of this compelling new understanding of the God-world relation. Atheist and theist, Eastern and Western, conservative and liberal, modern and postmodern, physicist and biologist, Orthodox and Protestant - the authors explore the tensions between traditional views of God and contemporary science and ask whether panentheism provides a more credible account of divine action for our age. Their responses, which vary from deeply appreciative to sharply critical, are preceded by an overview of the history and key tenets of panentheism and followed by a concluding evaluation and synthesis. Contributors: Joseph A. Bracken Michael W. Brierley Philip Clayton Paul Davies Celia E. Deane-Drummond Denis Edwards Niels Henrik Gregersen David Ray Griffin Robert L. Herrmann Christopher C. Knight Andrew Louth Harold J. Morowitz Alexei V. Nesteruk Ruth Page Arthur Peacocke Russell Stannard Keith Ward Kallistos Ware

Forewordp. viii
Summaries of the Contributions to This Volumep. x
Introduction: "In whom we live and move and have our being"?p. xviii
Naming a Quiet Revolution: The Panentheistic Turn in Modern Theologyp. 1
Panentheistic Interpretations of the God-World Relationship
Three Varieties of Panentheismp. 19
Panentheism: A Postmodern Revelationp. 36
Theistic Naturalism and the Word Made Flesh: Complementary Approaches to the Debate on Panentheismp. 48
The World as the Body of God: A Panentheistic Metaphorp. 62
Panentheism in Metaphysical and Scientific Perspectivep. 73
Scientific Perspectives on the God-World Relation
Teleology without Teleology: Purpose through Emergent Complexityp. 95
God in and beyond Space and Timep. 109
Emergence of Humans and the Neurobiology of Consciousnessp. 121
The "Trinitarian" World of Neo-Pantheism: On Panentheism and Epistemologyp. 131
Articulating God's Presence in and to the World Unveiled by the Sciencesp. 137
Theological Perspectives on the God-World Relation
Eastern Orthodox
God Immanent yet Transcendent: The Divine Energies according to Saint Gregory Palamasp. 157
The Universe as Hypostatic Inherence in the Logos of God: Panentheism in the Eastern Orthodox Perspectivep. 169
The Cosmic Vision of Saint Maximos the Confessorp. 184
Western Christian
A Relational and Evolving Universe Unfolding within the Dynamism of the Divine Communionp. 199
Panentheism: A Field-Oriented Approachp. 211
Panentheism and Pansyntheism: God in Relationp. 222
The Logos as Wisdom: A Starting Point for a Sophianic Theology of Creationp. 233
Afterword
Panentheism Today: A Constructive Systematic Evaluationp. 249
Contributorsp. 265
Endnotesp. 272
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780802809780
ISBN-10: 0802809782
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5