The Divine Relativity A Social Conception of God Charles Hartshorne has set himself the task of formulating the idea of deity to preserve perhaps even increase its religious value while yet avoiding the contradictions which seem inseparable from t

  • Title: The Divine Relativity: A Social Conception of God
  • Author: Charles Hartshorne
  • ISBN: 9780300028805
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charles Hartshorne has set himself the task of formulating the idea of deity to preserve perhaps even increase, its religious value, while yet avoiding the contradictions which seem inseparable from the idea of customarily defined This is a brilliant attempt to redefine problems that have long challenged the Western world in its search for understanding both God and manCharles Hartshorne has set himself the task of formulating the idea of deity to preserve perhaps even increase, its religious value, while yet avoiding the contradictions which seem inseparable from the idea of customarily defined This is a brilliant attempt to redefine problems that have long challenged the Western world in its search for understanding both God and man The compact, closely reasoned book employs a skill in logic reminiscent of scholasticism at its best to refute traditional notions, scholastic and otherwise, of divine absoluteness, and to expound a conception of God which is both free of contradiction and religiously adequate The position taken is described by Professor Hartshorne as surrelativism, or panentheism, and these terms indicate the two major emphases of the volume.He who follows its precise logic with the alertness it demands will have a clarifying and enriching experience S Paul Schiling, Journal of Bible and Religion In what respects is God absolute and in what respects relative Or is it meaningless to say that he is both In a rigorously analytical study Professor Hartshorne explains why he thinks both statements are necessary.One comes from this book with new confidence in the ability of philosophy to attack religious problems and, through careful analysis, to reveal what as alone conceivable must be true J.S Bixler, Review of Religion Hartshorne s work is a major achievement in religious thought because it strives to clear away errors that have been insuperable obstacles to religious search Henry N Wieman, The Philosophical Review This book is not merely theoretical, as might be supposed it has its practical application to the larger social issues of our time, including the problem of democracy Jay William Hudson, Christian Register

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    1. “The future of theology depends . . . above all upon the answer to this question: can technically precise terms be found which express the supremacy of God, among social beings, without contradicting his social character?” I think CH has contributed considerably to theology with reference to his own statement above. I found the book hard going in places and even left out the sections he suggested might be hard going in his preface but the overall effect it had on me has given me greater clar [...]

    2. Started off slow but had some good insight, the last fourth of the book made it all worth it. Changed my conceptions of God, and made me (as a skeptic without confident faith) believe God is, well, believable. For that the whole book was a pleasure.

    3. I started reading this. I need to pick it back up again when I'm ready to delve in deeper. There were some interesting thoughts about the limitations of omniscience that I want to wrap my head around.

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