The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists
, Freemasons and Republicans, London and Boston, George Allen & Unwin, 1981.
Instead, what permits daily life to go on in a village of orthodox Muslims, pantheist
mystics, peasant animists and the religiously indifferent is a truce that allows people of different orientation to combine in ritual and in ordinary living arrangements.
This chapter classifies this group of launchers of secularist thought into Pantheists
, Kabbalists, and Pagans.
17) Margaret Jacob, The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists
, Freemasons and Republicans, second revised edition (Lafayette, LA: Cornerstone Books 2006).
He could cast diatribes at pantheists
and pantheism but still maintain his "one system of God," with natural and supernatural its "necessary phases.
and other primitive religious groups blame God for everything, too: it's easy to do when God is everything and everything is God.
Though our literature and nation have produced great pantheists
, in the generative outpourings of Emerson, John Muir, Thoreau, Dickinson, Whitman, and in the relatively recent publication of Native American literature, when Ronald Reagan said if you've seen one redwood tree you've seen them all, he was only expressing another form of American naturalism which, borrowing from the early churches, produced a citizenry and a literature enmeshed in the throes of pre-determination, which our commitment to the physical and spiritual laws of manifest destiny made sovereign.
believed in the immortality of the soul reincarnation and the possibility of shape-shifting into animals and other humans.
20) Because of the diversity of thought that the term covers, no single definition can therefore adequately describe all pantheists
include a wide spectrum of thinkers--from the Greek physici philosophers, to practitioners of Eastern religions, to dualists, to Romantic poets, to contemporary deep ecologists and cell biologists.
I later wrote a cycle called Sacred Songs for Pantheists
, which can be sung either with orchestra or piano.
Green sisters" are sometimes accused of being New Age pantheists
and nature worshippers, and Taylor provides a thoughtful account of some of the charges and how the sisters have replied.
(meaning "all is God") believe that God and nature are synonymous.
deny the existence of a transcendent God and hold that the universe itself is the Supreme Being, or is god or godlike.
Jacob, The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists
, Freemasons, and Republicans (London, 1981 ), pp.