Indwelling

Indwelling Spirit/Christ in process theology

Question: 
What is the understanding of the indwelling Spirit/Christ in process theology?
Publication Month: 
May 2014
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

The philosophical answer to this question based on the text of Whitehead is two-fold. Central to Whitehead’s philosophy is the divine presence in every occasion in the form of the initial aim. This is the immanence of the Primordial Nature of God. The Primordial Nature is the sphere of potentiality ordered so as to evoke maximum value in the world. The “initial aim” around which each occasion is brought into being is the effect of this primordial ordering in each unique situation. It is determined by God’s aim to increase value.

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