Here is an intelligent riposte to to the atheists and Christ Haters who visit our site regularly in order to convert us to their nihilism and inspire us with their negativity:
Panentheism and Scientific Naturalism
. . . by David Ray Griffin
Rethinking Evil, Morality, Religious Experience, Religious Pluralism, and the Academic Study of Religion
“Brilliant Essays on the God-World Relation: For several decades David Ray Griffin, the leading process philosopher of religion of his generation, has made panentheism one of the three central pillars of his work. . . . In this book Griffin’s eight most formative essays on the topic are collected together within a single volume for the first time.”
— Philip Clayton, Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology
Can scientific naturalism, according to which there are no interruptions of the normal cause-effect relations, be compatible with divine activity, religious experience, and moral realism? Leading process philosopher of religion David Ray Griffin argues that panentheism provides the conceptual framework to overcome the perennial conflicts between these views, with important implications for religious pluralism, the problem of evil, and the academic study of religion.
Panentheism — God as the soul of the world — explains how theism can be fully natural while still portraying God as distinct from and more than the world. Griffin’s Panentheism and Scientific Naturalism is an essential source for philosophers of religion and others seeking to reconcile faith with science and Christianity with other religions.
“David Ray Griffin’s Panentheism and Scientific Naturalism is a superb explication of the many ways in which a worldview based upon panentheism, a “fourth alternative” beyond traditional theism, atheism, and pantheism, provides solutions to otherwise insoluble problems that have beset the three standard positions.
– Thomas C. Fletcher, Instructor of Geography at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State (former)
One: Panentheism: A Postmodern Revelation
Two: Divine Activity and Scientific Naturalism
Three: Panentheism and Cosmic Design
Four: Panentheism and the Problem of Evil
Five: Scientific Naturalism and Religious Experience
Six: Scientific Naturalism and the Study of Religion
Seven: Scientific Naturalism and Human Morality
Eight: Panentheism and Religious Pluralism
This book (published by the Process Century Press, August 2014) can be purchased from Amazon.com.