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Stenmark, Mikael
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Stenmark, M. (2019). Panentheism and its neighbors. International journal for philosophy of religion, 85(1), 23-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Panentheism and its neighbors
2019 (English)In: International journal for philosophy of religion, ISSN 0020-7047, E-ISSN 1572-8684, Vol. 85, no 1, p. 23-41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper I suggest that we should identify panentheism on a scale, with deism at one extreme and pantheism at the other. The surprising outcome of the analysis is that many of the things which in the philosophical and theological debate are simply taken for granted as distinguishing panentheism from traditional theism (and vice versa) turn out to be possible extension claims rather than core doctrines of these different conceptions of God. Nevertheless, I maintain that it remains possible to draw a line between them. It is also emphasized that the greatest challenge many panentheists face is to give a convincing argument why we should think that God’s power can never be coercive, but must always be persuasive. The good news is that there is nothing in panentheism that requires that we must accept this particular doctrine.

Keywords
Panentheism, Classical theism, Deism, Pantheism, Process theism
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374465 (URN)10.1007/s11153-018-9687-9 (DOI)000455822900003 ()
Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-21 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M. (2018). Att filosofiskt studera religioner och livsåskådningar. In: Mikael Stenmark; Karin Johannesson; Francis Jonbäck; Ulf Zackariasson (Ed.), Filosofiska metoder i praktiken: (pp. 15-37). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att filosofiskt studera religioner och livsåskådningar
2018 (Swedish)In: Filosofiska metoder i praktiken / [ed] Mikael Stenmark; Karin Johannesson; Francis Jonbäck; Ulf Zackariasson, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018, p. 15-37Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018
Series
Uppsala Studies in Philosophy of Religion ; 5
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361518 (URN)978-91-513-0364-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M., Johannesson, K., Jonbäck, F. & Zackariasson, U. (Eds.). (2018). Filosofiska metoder i praktiken. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Filosofiska metoder i praktiken
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018. p. 343
Series
Uppsala Studies in Philosophy of Religion ; 5
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341909 (URN)978-91-513-0364-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-01 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M., Fuller, S. & Zackariasson, U. (Eds.). (2018). Relativism and post-truth in contemporary society: Possibilities and Challanges (1ed.). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relativism and post-truth in contemporary society: Possibilities and Challanges
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 199 Edition: 1
Keywords
relativism, religion, post-truth, absolutism, postmodernism
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363435 (URN)978-3-319-96558-1 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of Religion
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2019-04-24Bibliographically approved
Zackariasson, U., Stenmark, M. & Fuller, S. (Eds.). (2018). Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society: Possibilities and Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society: Possibilities and Challenges
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 199
Keywords
Relativism, Post-Truth, Truth, Relativity
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364221 (URN)978-3-319-96558-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-96559-8 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of Religion
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-04-24Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M. (2018). Relativism as a Challenge to Religion: Christianity, Truth and the "Dictatorship of Relativism". In: Mikael Stenmark; Steve Fuller; Ulf Zackariasson (Ed.), Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society: Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society (pp. 177-197). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relativism as a Challenge to Religion: Christianity, Truth and the "Dictatorship of Relativism"
2018 (English)In: Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society: Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society / [ed] Mikael Stenmark; Steve Fuller; Ulf Zackariasson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 177-197Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Why is relativism perceived to be a danger to Christianity and even to the whole Western world? What is it that the former pope, Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), in particular, thinks is so deeply problematic about relativism? In this chapter Stenmark offers reasons why Benedict might be correct in thinking that a new epistemology is emerging and shaping people’s worldviews in the West. But secondly, he argues that this shift in epistemology, which is often called “relativism,” is not a unified phenomenon and it is not necessarily applied in the same way to all areas of human life. It is rather cluster of related epistemic attitudes, but their implications for what we should think about truth and knowledge are not the same. Thirdly, Stenmark assesses the claims made by Benedict, showing in what way it is and is not reasonable to maintain that relativism is a new and different challenge to Christianity than those it has encounter before.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Keywords
Relativism, truth, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, religion
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363437 (URN)978-3-319-96558-1 (ISBN)9783319965598 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of Religion
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M. (2017). Is Belief in God a (Scientific) Hypothesis?. Revista Brasileira de Filosofia da Religiao, 4(2), 22-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is Belief in God a (Scientific) Hypothesis?
2017 (English)In: Revista Brasileira de Filosofia da Religiao, ISSN 2358-8284, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 22-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Beliefs are acquired, revised or rejected in both science and religion. In science this primarily occurs when scientists propose hypotheses, test them against available evidence, and then come to a verdict about which one among the rival hypotheses is best justified. The question I want to address in this essay is whether we should proceed in the same way in religion – either because this is actually the way things are done already, or because it is the way things should be done, no matter what the current practice is.

National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361522 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M. (2017). Scientism, humaniora och vetandets gränser. Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet i Uppsalas årsbok, 55-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scientism, humaniora och vetandets gränser
2017 (Swedish)In: Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet i Uppsalas årsbok, ISSN 0349-0416, p. 55-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Idenna essä vill jag beskriva och analysera en verklighetsuppfattning ellervärldsbild som kanske inte alltid uppmärksammas men som har ett avsevärtinflytande på vår samtid. Inte minst skriver många av dess företrädare bästsäljareinom den populärvetenskapliga genren och sprider inte bara naturvetenskap utanockså sin verklighetsuppfattning till en bredare allmänhet. Jag tänkte alltså presenteraoch närmare granska vad som på engelska kallas för ”scientism” eller som dennaverklighetsuppfattning ibland kallas på svenska, ”vetenskapstro”. Jag avser ocksådiskutera några konsekvenser en sådan förståelse av verkligheten får för vårsyn på vår vardagliga livsvärld, humaniora och vetandets gränser och varför vii slutändan bör ställa oss tveksamma inför en sådan världsbild ellerlivsåskådning.

National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361520 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved
Stenmark, M. & Franck, O. (2016). Att undervisa om människosyner och gudsuppfattningar. Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att undervisa om människosyner och gudsuppfattningar
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liber, 2016
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289031 (URN)978-91-47-11185-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-11-10
Stenmark, M. & Gregersen, N. H. (2016). Naturalism and Beyond: Religious Naturalism and Its Alternatives. Peeters Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Naturalism and Beyond: Religious Naturalism and Its Alternatives
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book offers a critical analysis of the varieties of contemporary naturalism - from scientific naturalism to religious naturalism. What are the claims of naturalism apart from its denial of 'the supernatural'? What are the distinctive modes of thought within contemporary religious naturalism? Some argue for a science-based worldview, others for a cosmic view of reality that includes human engagement and religious commitment - with or without God-talk.The book shows how an appeal to what is beyond empirically validated facts resurfaces within most varieties of naturalism. But it also points to the fact that immanentist frameworks are widely presupposed among contemporary theologians who do not describe themselves as 'naturalists'. Rival positions and conflicts of interpretations emerge as to the question of transcendence and the Beyond, and different philosophical theologies are at work - from the strict denial of theism to ground-of-being-theisms to classic and alternative views of the divine.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Peeters Publishers, 2016
Series
Studies in Philosophical Theology, 59
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289025 (URN)978-90-429-3390-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of Religion
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-11-10
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