QUESTIONING ECO-THEOLOGICAL PANENTHEISMS: THE PROMISE OF KATHRYN TANNER’S THEOLOGY OF GOD’S RADICAL TRANSCENDENCE FOR ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY

Hilda P. Koster

Abstract


Christian eco-theologians have generally preferred a form of panentheism that plays up divine immanence at the expense of divine transcendence. Yet while their respec-tive theological models have contributed to a more earthly theology, eco-theological panentheists tend to identify God with aspects of creation that are presumably ‘more like’ God. The latter is problematic in light of their own claim that God is radically present in and to all that is. Drawing on the theology of Kathryn Tanner, this article argues in favour of a different route for maximizing God’s immanence, namely by strengthening rather than weakening divine transcendence.

 

doi: 10.7833/111-1-21


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Eco-theology; Transcendence; Immanence; Panentheism; Kathryn Tanner

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/111-0-21

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