Personalism is the philosophic view which holds that person is the ontological ultimate and personality the basic explanatory principle. Personalism in the generic sense connotes all data of self-conscious life. Acc. to this view. characteristic personal values and experiences are the final tests of truth and reality; in the metaphysics of personalistic psychology, conscious personality is the ultimate nature of all reality. Religious personalism regards the real framework of reality as spiritual and makes the active, living God both the immanent reason and the power of the life of the world and all beings in the world. One might perhaps harmonize this with Acts 17:28. See also Bowne, Borden Parker.
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