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In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being
Panentheistic Reflections on God's Presence in a Scientific World
POD; Published: 3/4/2004
ISBN: 978-0-8028-0978-0
Price: $ 37.50
344 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Templeton Foundation Press, Books of Distinction (2005)
REVIEWS
Wolfhart Pannenberg
"This volume conveys a good and sufficiently diverse impression of the current discussion on panentheism."
Ian Barbour
—author of When Science Meets Religion
"A wonderful collection of essays exploring various forms of panentheism — the search for a middle ground between classical theism, which holds that an external God intervenes in the natural world, and pantheism, which equates God and nature. Outstanding theologians, philosophers, and scientists — both defenders and critics of panentheism — creatively examine new ways of representing divine transcendence and immanence in the world as understood by contemporary science."
John B. Cobb Jr.
— Claremont School of Theology
"This book draws together one important result of several partly converging lines of reflection about God and the world, especially in the twentieth century. Whereas panentheism a century ago was an unusual doctrine viewed with some suspicion by the mainstream of Christian theologians, today it is at the center of the discussion — which this book shows in a remarkable way. Of course, there are debates about the right kind of panentheism, and those debates are well reflected here. But there is wide agreement that the world contributes in some way to the life of God as God contributes to the life of the world. It has become difficult to read the Bible without coming to that conclusion."
John F. Haught
— Georgetown University
"Panentheism, in one form or another, has long been an attractive theological option. It has also been controversial. This richly diverse set of essays lays out many of the different meanings of panentheism and examines them both critically and appreciatively. The book makes an important contribution to contemporary theology, and it will be especially valuable to scholars involved in the conversation of science with religious thought."
Robert John Russell
"This remarkable collection of cutting-edge articles makes a crucial contribution to the scholarly discussion of panentheism and its vital role in the field of theology and science. Edited and with key contributions by two of the leading scholars in the field, these discussions underscore the critical importance of achieving deeper clarity on such issues as the ontological relation between God and the world, God's noninterventionist action in the world, and God's temporal experience of, and suffering with, the world. Philip Clayton's closing assessment alone is worth buying the book! I strongly recommend this book to scholars and general readers alike who want to engage some of the finest writings in theology and science today."
Theological Book Review
"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 the traditional views of God and contemporary science and ask whether panentheism provides a more credible account of divine action for our age."

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