concrescence

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concrescence

[kən′krēs·əns]
(biology)
Convergence and fusion of parts originally separate, as the lips of the blastopore in embryogenesis.
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Whitehead referred to these dismissed particles as negative prehensions, and the new molecule that takes shape through a harmonizing of A and B he called concrescence (Whitehead, 1929).
It is this constant cycling of a closed system that prevents movement toward concrescence. Adherence to the status quo is then the essence of sin.
This process conceptualization of theodicy is premised on the assertion that God is made manifest in the invitation to concrescence. Whitehead carefully articulated a God of invitation rather than coercion.