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Is Panentheism Naturalistic? How Panentheistic Conceptions of Divine Action Imply Dualism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (English)In: Forum Philosophicum - International Journal for Philosophy, Vol. 19, no 2, 209-225 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper will argue that panentheism fails to avoid ontological dualism, and that the naturalistic assumption being employed in panentheism undermines the idea of God acting in physical reality. Moreover, given panentheism’s lack of success with respect to avoiding dualism, it becomes unclear to what extent panentheism represents a naturalistic approach in the dialogue between science and religion.

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2014. Vol. 19, no 2, 209-225 p.
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Philip Clayton, divine action, emergence theory, david ray griffin, panentheism.
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288532DOI: 10.5840/forphil20141923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-288532DiVA: diva2:924229
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-04-28

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