pantheism (n.) "belief that God and the universe are identical," coined by Irish deist John Toland (1670-1722), from Gk. pan- "all" + theos "god" (see THEA (Cf. Thea)). Toland's word was borrowed into French, which from it formed panthéisme (1712) which returned to English as pantheism "the doctrine that all is god" in 1732 (no evidence that Toland used pantheism). Gk. pantheios meant "common to all gods" (see PANTHEON (Cf. pantheon)). Other words used at various times for similar notions include panentheism, "philosophy founded on the notion that all things are in God" (1874), from German (1828), coined by Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pantheism — is the view that the Universe (Nature) and God (or divinity) are identical.[1] Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal, anthropomorphic or creator god. The word derives from the Greek (pan) meaning all and the Greek (theos) meaning God . As… …   Wikipedia

  • Pantheism — • The false theory according to which God and the world are one Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pantheism     Pantheism     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pantheism — Pan the*ism, n. [Pan + theism.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pantheism — ► NOUN 1) the belief that God can be identified with the universe, or that the universe is a manifestation of God. 2) rare worship that admits or tolerates all gods. DERIVATIVES pantheist noun pantheistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • pantheism — [pan′thē iz΄əm] n. [Fr panthéisme < panthéiste < E pantheist, coined (1705) by J. Toland, Ir deist: see PAN , THEO , & ISM] 1. the doctrine that God is not a personality, but that all laws, forces, manifestations, etc. of the universe are… …   English World dictionary

  • pantheism — pantheist, n. pantheistic, pantheistical, adj. pantheistically, adv. /pan thee iz euhm/, n. 1. 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… …   Universalium

  • Pantheism — the view that there is one or more gods or goddesses.[13] More specifically, it may also mean the belief in God, a god, or gods, who is/are actively involved in maintaining the Universe. A theist can also take the position that he does not have… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • pantheism —    Although pantheism may be characterised roughly as the view that God is everything, the word pantheism in fact refers to two separate positions: (1) everything is a part of God and God is identical with the totality of what exists; (2)… …   Christian Philosophy

  • pantheism — [[t]pæ̱nθiɪzəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Pantheism is the religious belief that God is in everything in nature and the universe. 2) N UNCOUNT Pantheism is a willingness to worship and believe in all gods …   English dictionary

  • pantheism — noun /ˈpæn.θi.ɪz.əm/ a) 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. b) The belief in all gods; omnitheism …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”