Against Mereological Panentheism


  • Oliver D. Crisp



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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How to Cite

Crisp, Oliver D. 2019. “Against Mereological Panentheism”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (2):23-41.