Against Mereological Panentheism

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In this paper I offer an argument against one important version of panentheism, that is, mereological panentheism. Although panentheism has proven difficult to define, I provide a working definition of the view, and proceed to argue that given this way of thinking about the doctrine, mereological accounts of panentheism have serious theological drawbacks. I then explore some of these theological drawbacks. In a concluding section I give some reasons for thinking that the classical theistic alternative to panentheism is preferable, all things considered.
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Panentheism and Classical Theism.Göcke, Benedikt Paul
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Creatio Ex Nihilo.Daeley, Justin J.

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