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Philosophy Today

Volume 18, Issue 3, Fall 1974

John B. Bennett
Pages 248-254

Nature — God's Body? A whiteheadian perspective

Gordon Kaufmann's recent book, God the Problem, provokes reflection on the notion of the world os God's body. He is concerned to indicate the intelligibility in a secular age of discourse about God's transcendence. The thrust of his position is clearly toward the concept that the world is God's body, but he rejects abruptly any suggestion that this is acceptable. In the following pages I will look briefly at Kaufmann's own position, raise some questions about it, and propose Whiteheadian thought as being more faithful to some of Kaufmann's intentions.

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