from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena.
- n. Belief in and worship of all gods.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
From pan- + Ancient Greek θεός ("god") + -ism. The term "pantheist" - of which "pantheism" is a variation - was purportedly first used by Irish writer John Toland in his 1705 work, Socinianism Truly Stated, by a pantheist. A critic of Toland, J. Fay, was the first to use the term "pantheism" in 1709, in Defensio Religionis. (Wiktionary)