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panentheism

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Pronunciation: /panˈɛnθiːɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of panentheism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The belief or doctrine that God is greater than the universe and includes and interpenetrates it.
Example sentences
  • Foundational to this claim is that religion needs to be understood in terms of naturalistic theism, or panentheism, rather than supernaturalism.
  • I do not believe in the panentheistic idea that the creation is within God as a present reality, but I do believe in panentheism as an eschatological destiny.
  • A corollary to panentheism is that God evolves as the universe evolves.

Derivatives

panentheistic

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The panentheistic view, which is pretty standard in modern theology is that God's not completely remote from the world and completely transcendent, but nor is the sacred completely absorbed into the world.
  • There is another way to view the relation of theism and science apart from a panentheistic harmonization.
  • I do not believe in the panentheistic idea that the creation is within God as a present reality, but I do believe in panentheism as an eschatological destiny.

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