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I. Terminology; Natural Science – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics

I. Terminology; Natural Science

The term panentheism originated as a theological concept, but it is also used in the natural sciences. It expresses the view that the world exists in God, even though God is more than the world (Transcendence and immanence: I; see also II and III below).

The major arguments for panentheism from the perspective of the natural sciences include the standard …

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Clayton, Philip and Wolfes, Matthias, “Panentheism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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