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eBook The pantheism of Alan Watts epub
  • ISBN: 087784724X
  • Author: David K Clark
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press (1978)
  • Pages: 118 pages
  • ePUB size: 1435 kb
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Alan Watts on Pantheism and Christianity. David Clark's analysis of Alan Watts' religious background, including his years as an Anglican priest.

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Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology

David Clark's analysis of Alan Watts' religious background, including his years as an Anglican priest.

David Clark's analysis of Alan Watts' religious background, including his years as an Anglican priest.

During his lifetime, Alan Watts wrote 25 books on the topics of philosophy, the psychology of religion, and mystical .

During his lifetime, Alan Watts wrote 25 books on the topics of philosophy, the psychology of religion, and mystical experience. He also wrote more than a dozen booklets, and contributed chapters to a plethora of books. Since his passing in 1973, nearly 40 additional books have been published to date, including writings from his early years and works derived from his numerous lectures. Watts also wrote many popular and academic articles, and much has been published about him.

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Alan Watts on Pantheism and Christianity
Comments: (5)
Mojar
I can't really give it 5 stars because it was not just about Alan Watts' Pantheism. It is a good book if you are wanting to learn more about pantheism but the author is critical of Alan Watt's spiritual view which is not mentioned at all in the title of the book. If you can filter out the author's critical view of Alan Watts and focus on wanting to learn about pantheism then it is a good book. I hope that helps.
Mautaxe
This book is a complete waste of time. If you are a fan of the late, great Alan Watts seeking a deeper understanding of his pantheistic worldview, this book IS NOT for you! The author wrote the book, not in any attempt to further deepen or elucidate our understanding of Watts point of view, but instead to bash one whom he regards as an egregious heretic. Clearly, the author absolutely despises Watts, and his philosophy. This bias prevents the author from doing any good philosophical justice to Watts' various tomes. Don't bother with it.
Coidor
This book arrived promptly and was found to be an easy read, and very informative to insight and understanding of this religious/cultural view.
Chilele
I must like and agree with Alan Watts since I have read over 40 of his books. I also have nothing against pantheism. If Watts was a pantheist then that is a good thing in my opinion. There are a lot of worse things than pantheism - theism, for instance.

The author of this book does a good job of quoting Watts and laying out the thinking of Watts. So this is a good reference book on Alan Watts.

But the tone of the book and the wrap-up chapter are rather critical of Watts. The fact that the author of this book does not care for Watts's philosophy of life and ontological viewpoint is a big "So what?" - lots of people didn't care for Alan Watts. No one can please everybody.

Again, one can just overlook the author's judgment and enjoy this book as a good reference book on Alan Watts.
Dianazius
At the time this book was published in 1978, David K. Clark "received his M.A. in philosophy of religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently studying philosophy at Northwestern University." He has also written Dialogical Apologetics: A Person-Centered Approach to Christian Defense and Apologetics in the New Age: A Christian Critique of Pantheism.

He wrote in the Introduction, "A study of Alan Watts' world view is instructive for several reasons. As an eclectic, Watts has pulled together many of the elements common to various Eastern traditions. Thus to critique these common strains in Watts is to evaluate the pantheistic world view in general... More important, Watts' personal spiritual odyssey parallels that of many disenchanted Westerners... Watts in his personal life abandoned what he considered a ratonalistic Christianity in favor of a world view which finally eliminates conceptual thought. For these reasons Alan Watts provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the general world view of pantheism and to examine its implications for daily living." (Pg. 16)

He observes, "the meaning of the dogmas of various religions does not become self-evident by mere juxtaposition. They must be woven into some sort of organic relationship if the common thread of meaning is to become clear. Watts enlists a 'contextual' method for this enterprise. Known as the 'Chinese box,' this method fits one religion into another, without changing the positive assertions of either religion... Just as the Chinese box worked for Christianity to actively incorporate the Jewish view of reality, so the Hindu world view can swallow the Christian doctrines." (Pg. 35)

He notes, "The basic criticism of traditional Christianity, according to Watts' later writings, is the monarchial imagery used to express the status of God in relation to humanity... Watts pronounces orthodox Christianity guilty of corrupting the religion OF Jesus into a religion ABOUT Jesus... Watts argues, 'Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal saviour.' The religion OF Jesus is to realize that each of us is a Son of God." (Pg. 43)

Clark states, "Several responses can be made to the pantheistic position at this point. It is logically possible to think of each human being as an incarnation of God based on the model that Christian theology has used in describing Jesus Christ. But saying that every human being is an incarnation like Jesus raises the question as to why the vast majority of human beings have never had the intense experience of 'cosmic consciousness' that reveals one's ontological connection with God. In this and many other ways Christ seemed to live a life which was highly unusual." (Pg. 77)

He also argues, "When Watts explains human existence as God playing the cosmic chess match, he falls short of providing a theory which explains all the evidence of human experience. If plausibility is a logical notion (and it is when Watts uses it to judge other world views or religions), then there must be a meaningful reason for rejecting the majority of experiential evidence in favor of the evidence accumulated in the mystical experience... To say that God is playing two sides of the cosmic chess match... does not give any evidence in its behalf."

This book gives a very fair and accurate summation of Watts' views. Although Watts has been largely forgotten in the current religious scene, this book is an excellent way for Christians (or even non-Christians) to become acquainted with his ideas.
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