panentheism

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panentheism

(ˌpænɛnˈθiːɪzəm; pænˈɛnθɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the belief that God is a part of the universe as well as transcending it

panentheism

the belief that the world is part, though not all of God. — panentheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
Translations
panenteisme
Panentheismus
panenteismi
panenteizm
超泛神論
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The model of God as creation's OIKO[??] opens up an ecological, panentheistic view of creation within God.
Re-envisioning the vacuum as the divine plenum could form the basis of a panentheistic cosmology.
(61) "Clayton's theory of divine action rests on his panentheistic analogy: God's relation to the cosmos is like a person's relation to her or his body" (Brierlye, "The Potential of Panentheism for Dialogue between Science and Religion", 642).
Maimonides's highly influential definition of Avoda Zara as the worship of any being other than God does not quite fit the panentheistic visions of Vedantic Hinduisms which speak of the divine presence in all beings.
deserves great credit for his hard work in attempting to explain in relatively simple language the concepts of entanglement and superposition first within theoretical physics and then analogously in a panentheistic understanding of the God-world relationship.
Nicholas Black Elk's spirituality may be understood, from a non-Native Christian perspective, as pansacramental and panentheistic, though he did not describe it in these explicit terms.
Hasidic Judaism promotes Jewish mysticism and a panentheistic view of the world, alongside a positive, optimistic religious fervor, manifested through singing and dancing, as opposed to legalistic Judaism, to secular studies, and rationalism.
The difference might be that the former's panentheistic model of the God-world relationship is extended by the latter's personalistic commitments.
While a healthy sacramental approach to environmentalism finds spiritual benefit in ecological restoration due to the act of worship of God expressed through restoration of his creation, Van Wieren's panentheistic approach argues for spiritual benefit due to the connection with the "divine presence in the world" (79).
If, as I have already suggested, divine freedom does not connote a kind of mastery or lordship where God is free to do whatever God wishes but refers to God's capacity to be Godself and to therefore "be" love, then the freedom of God as Trinity depicts that God limits Godself so as to allow space within Godself for the world to "be" to flourish and grow (the panentheistic vision).
The author makes a compelling case for exploring what he calls "Christian animism," a panentheistic framework that is based in a "green reading" of Scripture, an erotically charged appreciation for divinely fashioned bodies (and thus Earth's "body"), and a pragmatic application of eco-justice principles.
Does the intelligibility of that thought depend on anything like a panentheistic metaphysics?