theocentrism


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theocentrism, theocentricity

the belief that God is the center of all truth in the universe. — theocentric, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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76) But the objectivist paradigm within which he and other pluralists function leads their quest for the required level playing field away from their own lived horizons to conceptual abstractions (from ecclesiocentrism to Christocentrism to theocentrism to Reality-centeredness) in search of some supposedly neutral position between the interlocutors.
Christian Message is a great plea to replace the anthropocentrism then ruling Christian theology and Christian missions and to enthrone theocentrism and christocentrism.
These include the movement from anthropocentrism (now judged as inadequate) to biocentrism to theocentrism, the move from androcentrism to eco-feminism, the use of cosmic models such as the world as God's body (Sallie McFague) and Gaia (James Lovelock), recognition of the cosmic evolution of the planet from a "steady state" to flux (Thomas Berry, Heather Eaton), the shift from creation theology (Moltmann) to a new hermeneutics (Ernst Conradie, Denis Edwards), from environmental ethics to creaturely ethics, and the movement from political advocacy to public theology.
Attractive as is theocentrism, one must be cautious not to wave the varying understandings of God aside as if they were without importance; they can make a significant difference in human self-understanding and, hence, how we behave toward ourselves, each other, the world around us, and the Ultimate Source.
The author at times uncritically perpetuates the age-old perceived dichotomy between medieval theocentrism (Dante) and pre-humanist anthropocentrism (Petrarca, Boccaccio), but this over-generalization is amply remedied by the book's didactic value.
Tibi sees a difference here insofar as the difference between Theocentrism and Humanism was solved in Europe, but not in Islam.
She describes theocentrism as a religious attitude toward the cosmos as God's creation.
The theocentrism of a Christian positive psychology will extend to a discussion of the developmental process as well as the developmental goal.
Getting Right with Nature-- Anthropocentrism, Egocentrism, and Theocentrism.
One way to describe what it means to be a religious believer is to say that such a person defends theocentrism, a God-centered view of the universe, rather than anthropocentrism, a human-centered view of the universe.
Nevertheless--and here is the delicious irony that grounds Rashkover's thesis--this theocentrism does not license believers' testimony of God's abiding presence in their lives.
He proposes a shift from Christocentrism to theocentrism, arguing that "it's impossible in a postmodern culture to think .