Modern Believing

Panentheism and Weak Theology

Modern Believing (2022), 63, (2), 141–147.

Abstract

Panentheism represents important progress in the history of the weakening of God, breaking the grip of the ens supremum which has long defined theism, but it requires another step, a further weakening, into a theology of the event, which is weak theology. This thesis is argued in two steps: weakening the supreme being into the ground of being (from theism to panentheism) and weakening the ground of being into the event (from panentheism to weak theology).

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Caputo, John D.