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A Study In Christian Pantheism

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Body, Mind & Spirit / General,
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  • New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit,
  • Novelty

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11763929M
ISBN 101417914866
ISBN 109781417914869

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Pantheism: Nature is the Bible, No Need for Scriptures or a Mediator To Pantheists, nature and the universe compel the deepest human reverence and wonder. They believe their senses and science are the best means of knowing the universe, upon which is they base their aesthetic and religious feelings. The lack of a comprehensive study of this In his book on pantheism and Christianity, John Hunt mentions this point when he discusses the pantheistic view of Hinduism: "We imagine the existence of matter. This is the great illusion of life. Matter is called. The second root of Christian pantheism lies in the idea of the Holy Spirit. In Acts (ii), this fills the apostles and gives them the power to speak in tongues. The Gospel of John and the Epistle of John both extend the idea of the Holy Spirit, so that it will fill all Christian believers and guide them.   Question: "What is Christian pantheism?" Answer: Christian pantheism is an attempt to connect the Bible with the false idea that everything that exists is, itself, actually God. This is the central idea of pantheism: that “God is everything, and everything is God.”However, the Bible clearly speaks of God as something separate from His creation.

Pantheism – What is it? Pantheism is the belief that God is all and all is God. This belief extends beyond polytheism (belief in multiple gods) and states that every person, plant, animal, living and non-living thing, is part of the One. This perspective is held by a variety of religious belief systems. If I were Christian (I was raised Catholic but I consider myself Agnostic), I would inform of what Pantheism is, why Christianity disagrees and conclude that ‘no, it’s not a threat’ because it really is not; Christianity will not win or lose recognition for another belief existing it the same world/universe, as it will still be there with. Christian Pantheism. likes. Christian Pantheism is Pantheists who follow the teachings of Jesus, based on only the four gospel books, without believing in his divinity. That is the clear understanding of the Judeo-Christian worldview. In contrast to Eastern religions, where God is seen as everything (pantheism), or in everything (panentheism), the biblical teaching is that there is an eternal, personal and infinite God who is not to be confused with his creation.

  Modal pantheism developed from the ideas of seventeenth-century rationalist Spinoza. He contended that only one absolute substance exists in which all finite things are mere modes or moments. Multilevel pantheism is seen in certain forms of Hinduism, especially as communicated by philosopher Radhakrishnan (). His view saw God. Panentheism is a blending of theism (belief in a God) and pantheism (all is God). It specifically teaches that God is greater than the universe and that the universe exists within God. It therefore stands distinct from pantheism (which believes God is all) as well as theism (which teaches God . Before we look at the evidence for Pantheism, we first need to understand what Pantheism is. Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines it as “the doctrine that God is not a personality, but that all laws, forces, manifestations, etc. of the universe are God; the belief that God and the universe are one and the same.” This is actually a pretty good definition as far as dictionaries go. I know, aside from Thomas McFarland’s excellent study Coleridge and the Pantheist Tradition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ) there has been no other full-length work on pantheism since Spinoza’s Ethics. McFarland’s book is not intended as a philosophical investigation of pantheism although it contains much useful philosophical.