pan-theist

pantheism

[pan-thee-iz-uhm]
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:
1725–35; < French panthéisme. See pan-, theism

pantheist, noun
pantheistic, pantheistical, adjective
pantheistically, adverb
nonpantheistic, adjective
nonpantheistical, adjective
nonpantheistically, adverb
unpantheistic, adjective
unpantheistical, adjective
unpantheistically, adverb
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pantheism (ˈpænθɪˌɪzəm)
 
n
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
 
'pantheist
 
n
 
panthe'istic
 
adj
 
panthe'istical
 
adj
 
panthe'istically
 
adv

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pantheism definition


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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