Fundamentals of Pandeism

Jan 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Iff Books

An excerpt from the Pandeism anthology:

What is the essence of Pandeism? This section contains articles broadly examining the heart of the proposition. It is logic-based, friendly to science and scientific discovery, and yet accounts for spirituality, and for characteristics of the human experience that defy quantification.

First, in “The Idealist Interpretation of Pandeism,” Bernardo Kastrup PhD argues “for an interpretation of the facts of reality that renders Pandeism both genuine as a theology and metaphysically
sound.” Next, in “A Theorem Concerning God,” Robert G. Brown PhD sets forth a logical proof, effectively a mathematical argument demonstrating that any entity which could properly be called
“God” in fact must be either pandeistic or panendeistic. Alan H. Dawe then examines a divine reality, in “God, the Universe and Pandeism,” outlining broadly the capacities of what he terms God-Consciousness, the operative force which undergirds both the pandeistic Creator, and the more expansive theological model of Dawe’s own The God Franchise.

After a poetic interlude, we find “God Without Religion,” wherein Dr Michael Arnheim sets forth the particular case for Deism as against both Atheism and Theism, and makes an especial plea for unity among those holding to variations of this middle view, including proponents of Pandeism.

In “Pantheistic God-Concepts: Ancient, Contemporary, Popular, and Plausible Alternatives to Classical Theism,” Raphael Lataster argues for an end to the myopic focus of religious studies on the dichotomy between Theism and Naturalism, pointing to the often-ignored expansive history of pantheistic, panentheistic, and pandeistic theological options.Lastly, in “Why Pandeism Is Better Than Theism,” Knujon Mapson argues for the logical superiority of Pandeism as a theological model accounting for everything that theistic models claim, but doing so with fewer assumptions.

 

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