Does panentheism reduce to pantheism? A response to Craig

Rowe, William
April 2007
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion;Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p65
Academic Journal
The article reports on Pantheism which is the view that God is wholly within the universe and the universe is wholly within God so that God and the universe are coextensive, but not identical. Another distinct view is Panentheism which agrees with Pantheism that the universe is within God but denies that God is limited to the universe. According to the author, W. L. Craig has failed to support his claim that Panentheism is not a distinct view from Pantheism.


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