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The Worldview of PersonalismOrigins and Early Development$
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Jan Olof Bengtsson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297191

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.001.0001

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The personal absolute

The personal absolute

(p.129) 3 The personal absolute
The Worldview of Personalism

Jan Olof Bengtsson

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the arguments for why, according to the personalists, the absolute cannot be conceived in pantheistic and impersonalistic terms. It discusses the meaning of the new concept of God as a person, and explains the personalists’ insistence that the absolute can be understood as the personal God.

Keywords:   absolute, God, metaphysics, natural theology, pantheism, personality of God, philosophical theology, theism, Trinity

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