Panentheism is an approach that gains more and more popularity in both systematic
and practical theology, as well as in philosophy. But what lies at the heart of panentheism?
Could panentheism be the key to a valid contemporary understanding of God and creation?
This article aims at illuminating the richness of panentheism whilst at the same time exploring
whether this construct could enhance the interdisciplinary dialogue. The author of this article
departs from the premise that it is the task of systematic theology to understand reality in a
collective enterprise, together with other disciplines and even other sciences. A constructive
empiricism could, when combined with the notion of social constructionism, lead to an
understanding of reality where reality is more than mere idealistically conceived. Truth is
therefore to be replaced with a pragmatic but value-laden concept of understanding. Therefore
panentheism and both epistemology and ontology have to be reconsidered. It is the opinion of
the author that panentheism can enrich both the dialogue between disciplines as well as the
interaction between practical and systematic theology. However, panentheism then has to be
even more radical and steer clear of the traditional meaning of space and time.