Philosophy Talk this Sunday, February 26th, at 10am

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Philosophy Talk this Sunday, February 26th, at 10am

I will be speaking on Pantheism and Panentheism on Stanford University’s Philosophy Talk  this Sunday at 10 a.m.

You can hear it live on San Francisco’s Public Radio Station KALW 91.7 FM, or via Public Radio Player on your iPhone or Android, or listen to the free stream of the show beginning Monday at More details are here and given below.

February 26 on Philosophy Talk:

Pantheism is the doctrine that the world is either identical with God or an expression of His nature. Pantheistic ideas appear in many schools of Buddhism and Hinduism, and in the Tao-te-Ching. Pantheism also has had defenders in Western philosophy, including Heraclitus, Spinoza, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. Many of the Romantic poets, like Shelley, Keats, and Wordsworth, were considered pantheists. In modern times, the ecological movement has led to new interest in pantheism and its emphasis on nature as sacred. Is there a consistent world view that all these philosophies have in common? And how should we understand the claim that nature is to be worshipped? John and Ken welcome back Philip Clayton, Dean of Claremont School of Theology and Provost of Claremont Lincoln University, editor of In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being: Panentheistic Reflections on God’s Presence in a Scientific World.


Anthony Jacobs

March 6, 2012at 7:32 pm

Please e-mail me any information on Pantheism versus Panentheism. I think thhis is a key concept to understand modern theology. When I was in the seminary ‘pantheism’ was solidly condemned, but no one spoke of panentheism. Is panentheism the same concept as God being the ‘ground of our being’ as discussed by Paul Tillich……. Tony Jacobs

Philip Clayton

March 6, 2012at 8:07 pm

Tony, that’s exactly right. Tillich is a good example. See the “panentheism” section in my *Adventures in the Spirit* for further examples…. — Philip

Wayne Ferguson

August 29, 2014at 6:06 pm

I found your name when I did a search for “Trinitarian Panentheism” (which I thought was my own unique self-identifier until I read recently that Juergen Moltmann uses that label). In any event, I make reference to my own conception near the bottom of this piece–Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Advaita-Vedanta are my influences:

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