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Panentheism across the World's Traditions

Loriliai Biernacki and Philip Clayton


This volume addresses panentheism, the idea that God, or the divine, is not simply a transcendent being doling out justice and retribution to the good and the wicked. One of the fundamental premises in this book is that panentheism, although first named in the 19th century is in fact not so new, not merely a modern Western invention. The book offers a multi-faceted vision of a concept before the concept takes on a proper name. Panentheism, argues the book, is not simply an esoteric, at times heretical and habitually mystical vision of the world's great religious pasts. Panentheism persists tod ... More

Keywords: Panentheism, religion, religious studies, modern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Loriliai Biernacki, editor
University of Colorado at Boulder

Philip Clayton, editor
Provost of Claremont Lincoln University