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[ pan-thee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈpæn θiˌɪz əm /


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.
any religious belief or philosophical doctrine that identifies God with the universe.

Nearby words

pantaloons, pantechnicon, pantelleria, panth, panthalassa, pantheism, pantheist, pantheistic, pantheon, pantheonize, panther

Origin of pantheism

From the French word panthéisme, dating back to 1725–35. See pan-, theism
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British Dictionary definitions for pantheism


/ (ˈpænθɪˌɪzəm) /


the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which man, nature, and the material universe are manifestations
any doctrine that regards God as identical with the material universe or the forces of nature
readiness to worship all or a large number of gods
Derived Formspantheist, nounpantheistic or pantheistical, adjectivepantheistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pantheism


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Culture definitions for pantheism


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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