American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena.
- n. Belief in and worship of all gods.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of all the gods.
- n. The metaphysical doctrine that God is the only substance, of which the material universe and man are only manifestations. It is accompanied with a denial of God's personality. Pantheism is essentially unchristian; and the word implies rather the reprobation of the speaker than any very definite opinion.
- n. The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God.
- n. rare The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The doctrine that the universe, taken or conceived of as a whole, is God; the doctrine that there is no God but the combined force and natural laws which are manifested in the existing universe; cosmotheism. The doctrine denies that God is a rational personality.
- n. the doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God
- n. (rare) worship that admits or tolerates all gods
“Everyone is entitled to use terms like ˜pantheism™ as he sees fit," nor does it concern the preciseness of one's "intuitions" as to what pantheism is.”
“The difference between this and pantheism is very slight, in pantheism it is nature that is in and through everything.”
“4 Although James would employ the term pantheism for his own position in A Pluralistic Universe, it is of a highly idiosyncratic variety meaning “indwelling” rather than identified with the All, and unrecognizable to the great bulk of historical pantheists.”
“Put simply, pantheism is essentially the belief that everything is God, or that the universe itself has the character of the divine.”
“Another consequence of this notion of pantheism is the notion of the interconnectedness of all things, and that this fundamental interconnectedness is divine — thus the Universe is God.”
“In panentheism, since everything is part of God (the many different parts are not illusions, as in pantheism), it could make sense that the parts are separately conscious.”
“The fact that diocesan leaders have largely abandoned Christianity for a concoction of Gaia worship, Unitarianism and pantheism is disguised by the well practised waffling evasion of its priests and bishop.”
“Moving to time's divine beat in both rhythmic and teleological senses, Romantic pantheism is recast by Tennyson not only as a cosmic masterplot but also as”
“This is often identified as pantheism, the doctrine that God and the world are the same thing - which conflicts with both Jewish and Christian teachings.”
“The article does not evaluate Nietzsche’s criticism of the judeo-christian tradition; it only makes the case that pantheism is compatible with Nietzschian thought.”
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