Posted: Apr 02, 2010 5:05 am
by Blurred
Well I think it's just a natural extension of the quite commonly held belief in the omnipresence of God, suitably refined and whittled by the obfuscatory sophism of modern theological language.

It seems to be quite a common belief among liberal theologians (like Spong, as you mentioned, as well as others like Crossan and Borg) and I suppose it's a way of retaining the power and grandeur of a universal God while stripping it of all its more mythical, less plausible metaphysical qualities. I can't speak for Spong, but Borg and Crossan identify this belief as "panentheism" (as distinct from pantheism) which might be a more practical term for the phenomenon than "GAGOABology". :smile: