Relational Deity: Hartshorne and Macquarrie on God
- Publish Date: 2002-03-27
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Douglas Pratt
An examination of the concept of God as propounded by Charles Hartshorne and John Macquarrie, two mid-20th century theological thinkers, Relational Deity argues for a concept of God as relational deity that arises out of a detailed investigation juxtaposing Hartshorne's neoclassical (or Process ) theism and Macquarrie's existential-ontological theism. The notion that deity is itself inherently relational is of considerable significance for an age that must wrestle with theological issues in a context of pluralism and post-modernity. It is a powerful idea with important theological and philosophical implications.