Item description for Panentheism: The Other God of the Philosophers--From Plato to the Present by John W. Cooper...
Overview Tracing the growth of the philosophical premise that "all is in God," Cooper examines his subject from Plotinus to Alfred North Whitehead to the present. Looking through the lens of thinkers such as Plato, Tillich, Pannenberg, and Hartshorne, he reviews pantheism's influence on liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies; and offers a defense of classical theism.
Publishers Description Panentheism has gained popularity among contemporary thinkers. This belief system explains that "all is in God"; as a soul is related to a body, so God is related to the world. In "Panentheism--The Other God of the Philosophers," philosopher and theologian John Cooper traces the growth and evolution of this intricate theology from Plotinus to Alfred North Whitehead to the present. This landmark book--the first complete history of panentheism written in English--explores the subject through the lens of various thinkers, such as Plato, Jurgen Moltmann, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Charles Hartshorne, and discusses how panentheism has influenced liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies. Cooper not only sketches the evolution of panentheism but also critiques it; ultimately, he offers a defense of classical theism. This book is for readers who care deeply about theology and think seriously about their faith.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801027241 ISBN13 9780801027246
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More About John W. Cooper
John W. Cooper (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of philosophical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has written "Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate "and "Our Father in Heaven: Christian Faith and Inclusive Language for God."
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Finest work to-date on panentheism Jan 11, 2007
This is easily the finest work to-date concerning panentheism, its philosophical roots (and amazing pedigree, though often missed), and its appropriation into numerous Christian theologies over the past hundred years. I have no doubt that Cooper's work will become a staple volume on the bookshelves of specialists in Theology Proper and that his efforts will be drawn upon for years to come. This is the best addition to my own theological library in a long time. Though Cooper is a theological classicalist (and Reformed), he is entirely fair and thorough with the many works and ideas of the panentheists. Panentheists themselves will find the notable architects and differing versions of the view fairly and thoroughly presented. Toward the end, Cooper offers some concluding, though relatively brief, thoughts concerning why he rejects the panentheistic construct. His diligent work and perspicacious style are to be highly commended. My only regret is that the work was not released while I was engaged in doctoral work concerning 'open theism' and its quasi panentheistic substrata!