In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being: Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World (Paperback)

Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World

By Philip Clayton (Editor), Arthur Peacocke (Editor)

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802809780, 322pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004



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