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Theopoetic FoldsPhilosophizing Multifariousness$
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Roland Faber and Jeremy Fackenthal

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251551

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.001.0001

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Poiesis, Fides, et Ratio in the Absence of Relativism

Poiesis, Fides, et Ratio in the Absence of Relativism

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(p.81) Poiesis, Fides, et Ratio in the Absence of Relativism
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Theopoetic Folds
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Matthew S. LoPresti

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.003.0006

This chapter explores theopoetics and the question of relativity, critically reflecting on the role of theopoetics in philosophy. Addressing whether or not theopoetics can be termed a relativistic endeavor and whether or not Whitehead's particular theopoetic notions make for sound philosophy, the author ultimately highlights the ways in which theopoetics sparks imaginative insights in loci where orthodoxy has led to stagnation. Along the way, the chapter assesses theopoetics’ ability to speak to and from a variety of religious positions, including eastern religious perspectives. The chapter concludes with an appraisal of Whitehead's statement that God is the poet of the world, noting the significance and creativity of the divine-human relation and the value of transformative thinking that emerges from Whitehead's invocation.

Keywords:   Alfred North Whitehead, Relativism, Orthodoxy, Eastern religion

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