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[ pan-thee-ist ]


  1. a person who embraces pantheism, the doctrine that God is the ultimate transcendent, spiritual, impersonal reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations:

    The pantheist says that only God exists and objects are mere modes of God’s attributes, while Baha’ism says that objects have a separate reality created by God.

  2. a person who embraces any religious belief or philosophical doctrine holding that God is identical with the universe:

    For the pantheist, nothing is more worthy of reverence, or even worship, than the awesome power and beauty of the cosmos itself.

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Other Words From

  • pan·the·is·tic [pan-thee-, is, -tik], pan·the·is·ti·cal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pantheist1

First recorded in 1700–10; panthe(ism) ( def ) + -ist ( def )
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Example Sentences

Thus the ninth century saw a rationalist and a pantheist at the court of a Christian king.

A Hindu is a born mystic, and the luxuriant nature of his country has made of him a zealous pantheist.

But the abrupt question of the Pantheist was, Mr. Emmons, how old are you?

Thus the pantheist is forced to speak of God in all things as if he were in a box.

The real difference is perhaps this; God appears to a Theist as the root, to a Pantheist as the flower of things.


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