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pantheism

[pan-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpæn θiˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations: it involves a denial of God's personality and expresses a tendency to identify God and nature.
2.
any religious belief or philosophical doctrine that identifies God with the universe.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < French panthéisme. See pan-, theism
Related forms
pantheist, noun
pantheistic, pantheistical, adjective
pantheistically, adverb
nonpantheistic, adjective
nonpantheistical, adjective
nonpantheistically, adverb
unpantheistic, adjective
unpantheistical, adjective
unpantheistically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pan theism

pantheism

/ˈpænθɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which man, nature, and the material universe are manifestations
2.
any doctrine that regards God as identical with the material universe or the forces of nature
3.
readiness to worship all or a large number of gods
Derived Forms
pantheist, noun
pantheistic, pantheistical, adjective
pantheistically, adverb
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The belief that God, or a group of gods, is identical with the whole natural world; pantheism comes from Greek roots meaning “belief that everything is a god.”

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