Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The principle or belief that all things are contained in God.

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  • noun philosophy, religion A doctrine that the universe is part of God, but that God nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe.
  • noun rare A belief in all gods.

Etymologies

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Coined by Karl Christian Friedrich Krause in 1828 as pan- +‎ en- +‎ theism.

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  • "The belief that the Being of God includes and penetrates the whole univers, so that every part of it exists in him, but (as against Pantheism...) that His Being is more than, and is not exhausted by, the universe." per http://www.stsams.org/dictionary.html

    January 28, 2007

  • See also: hylopathism and hylozoism.

    November 18, 2007