Recently I was attempting to discern the differences between a generic panentheism and a Whiteheadian, process-relational panentheism (as I understand it). I kept coming across little diagrams online and I quickly realized that the panentheism diagram I kept seeing did not come close to the process-relational type I was familiar with. So, I created my own little diagram (see above).
Obviously it’s just a diagram, and it’s probably very insufficient, but one of the most important things I wanted to convey was that, unlike in traditional panentheism, where the ultimate category of God (the One) is still considered to be transcendent to some degree, and privileged, Whiteheadian process-relational panentheism considers God to be co-creative and co-eternal with the Universe (mutually immanent + mutually transcendent) and, while God is considered to be different from other creatures, God is infinitely and intimately relational and dependent upon other creatures, just as we are dependent upon God. I also tried show motion and dynamic process by depicting the infinity symbol expanding over evolutionary history inside the ultimate process of ‘Creativity’ (or out of the Face of the Deep, if one prefers).
Here is to Beauty, Truth, Goodness, Adventure and Zest!