Synonyms for pantheism or Related words with pantheism
Examples of "pantheism"
The term has also been used to mean
in the classical Greek and Roman era, or archetypal
as variously defined by different authors.
The "Encyclopedia of Religion" refers to this form of
as an "extreme monism," stating that in Classical
, "God decides or determines everything, including our supposed decisions."
is mentioned in a Papal encyclical in 2009 and a statement on New Year's Day in 2010, criticizing
for denying the superiority of humans over nature and seeing the source of man salvation in nature. In a review of the 2009 film "Avatar", Ross Douthat, an author, described
as "Hollywood's religion of choice for a generation now".
2. "Wahdatul Wujud tey Punjabi Sha'eri" (
and Punjabi Poetry)
, as defined by Charles Hartshorne in 1953, is the theological deterministic philosophies of pantheists such as Baruch Spinoza and the Stoics. Hartshorne sought to distinguish panentheism, which rejects determinism, from deterministic
Neopaganism often blends polytheism with
The following quotations illustrate Hartshorne's concept of Classical
Einstein had admitted to a fascination with philosopher Spinoza's deterministic version of
. American philosopher Charles Hartshorne, in seeking to distinguish deterministic views with his own belief of free will panentheism, coined the distinct typology "Classical
" to distinguish the views of those who hold similar positions to Spinoza's deterministic version of
(Gr. pan=all, theos=God), is the title used to denote any paradigm that postulates 'God is all'
identifies the Universe (Nature) with God. Various forms of
have religious foundations; others have been based upon naturalistic, scientific, or poetic points of view.
In the late 20th century, some declared that
was the underlying theology of Neopaganism, and pantheists began forming organizations devoted specifically to
and treating it as a separate religion.
This usage of the term Classical
was first presented by Charles Hartshorne in 1953, and by others discussing his presentation. In making his case for panentheism, Hartshorne sought to distinguish panentheism, which rejects determinism, from deterministic
Philosophers and theologians have often suggested that
implies monism. Different types of monism include:
He denounced the theories of Albert Einstein as "authentic atheism, even if camouflaged as cosmic
As a religious position, some describe
as the polar opposite of atheism. From this standpoint,
is the view that everything is part of an all-encompassing, immanent God. All forms of reality may then be considered either modes of that Being, or identical with it. Some hold that
is a non-religious philosophical position. To them,
is the view that the Universe (in the sense of the totality of all existence) and God are identical (implying a denial of the personality and transcendence of God).
Holistic concepts are strongly represented within the thoughts expressed within Logos (per Heraclitus), Panentheism and
The Universal Pantheist Society is one of the world's first official organizations dedicated to the promotion and understanding of modern
. The Society does not require its members to hold to any particular creed about
and recognizes that there are a variety of beliefs that fall under the title
. The Society encourages individuals in finding ways of spiritual practice in keeping with the general spirit of
. Its motto is "We seek renewed reverence for the Earth and a vision of Nature as the ultimate context for human existence..."
In the West,
was formalized as a separate theology and philosophy based on the work of the 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza (also known as Benedict Spinoza), whose book "Ethics" was an answer to Descartes' famous dualist theory that the body and spirit are separate. The term
was not coined until after Spinoza's death, but he is regarded as its most celebrated advocate. His work, "Ethics", was the major source from which Western
Some scholars suggest that passages in the "Mundaka Upanishad" present the
Hess blended secular as well as religious philosophy, Hegelian dialectics, Spinoza's
Panentheism (from Greek πᾶν (pân) "all"; ἐν (en) "in"; and θεός (theós) "God"; "all-in-God") was formally coined in Germany in the 19th century in an attempt to offer a philosophical synthesis between traditional theism and
, stating that God is substantially omnipresent in the physical universe but also exists "apart from" or "beyond" it as its Creator and Sustainer. Thus panentheism separates itself from
, positing the extra claim that God exists above and beyond the world as we know it. The line between
and panentheism can be blurred depending on varying definitions of God, so there have been disagreements when assigning particular notable figures to
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