Pantheism [NOOK Book]

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Many people who do not believe in God believe that 'everything is God' - that everything is part of an all-inclusive divine unity. In Pantheism, this concept is presented as a legitimate position and its philosophical basis is examined. Michael Levine compares it to theism, and discusses the scope for resolving the problems inherent in theism through pantheism. He also considers the implications of pantheism in terms of practice. This book will appeal to those who study philosophy or theology. It will also be of ...
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Overview

Many people who do not believe in God believe that 'everything is God' - that everything is part of an all-inclusive divine unity. In Pantheism, this concept is presented as a legitimate position and its philosophical basis is examined. Michael Levine compares it to theism, and discusses the scope for resolving the problems inherent in theism through pantheism. He also considers the implications of pantheism in terms of practice. This book will appeal to those who study philosophy or theology. It will also be of interest to anyone who does not believe in a personal God, but does have faith in a higher unifying force, and is interested in the justification of this as a legitimate system of thought.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203014776
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/7/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 843 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Meaning
2 What is Pantheism? 25
2.1 Unity 25
2.2 Divinity 47
2.3 Monism 71
2.4 Transcendence 93
Pt. II Philosophy of pantheism
3 Pantheism and Theism 147
3.1 Does theism entail pantheism? 149
3.2 The world as God's body 161
4 Problems of Pantheism 175
4.1 Creation 175
4.2 Evil 196
4.3 Ethics and ecology 218
4.4 Salvation and immortality 239
Pt. III Method
5 What Pantheists Should Not Do - and Why 287
5.1 Belief and practice 289
5.2 Worship and prayer 313
6 Conclusion: How to Practise Pantheism 341
6.1 Goal: relationship or state? 342
6.2 What to do 351
Bibliography 366
Name index 379
Subject index 385
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    Posted October 13, 2013

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