But surely God can be ultimate without the world and that is the problem of
panentheism which I found most unconvincing and thus reject the whole basis
of Peacocke's position.
I prefer William Temple's equations
World - God = zero
In these quasi-math equations he sums up the doctirne of creation with
theism and creation and no panentheism.
> Yes, I have no objection to using some other word to avoid violating the
> first commandment. However, in panentheism the problem goes away since the
> World is within God, and always has been. To distinguish between God
> includes the world) and God-and-a-World then looks like a distinction
> without a difference. In any case, the World cannot be ultimate apart from
> Howard Van Till
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