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noun (wikipedia, Panentheism)
  1. (context, philosophy, religion) A doctrine that the universe is part of God, but that God nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe.
    • 1874, w:Robert Flint, Robert Flint, The Philosophy of History in France and Germany, p. 484,
    • :The third great age of humanity (das Reifalter) is that in which all its powers are fully and harmoniously developed... and in which is universally and cordially accepted as the only true and adequate doctrine either of science or of society.
    • 1895, w:Benito Pérez Galdós, Benito Pérez Galdós, Doí~+mn~a perfecta, p. 84,
    • :Pantheism or ... is condemned by the Church, as well as by the teachings of Schopenhauer and of the modern Hartmann.
    • 1964, w:Charles Hartshorne, Charles Hartshorne, Man's Vision of God and the Logic of Theism, p. 348,
    • :This panentheistic doctrine contains all of deism and pandeism except their arbitrary negations. Thus ARCW, or absolute-relative , is the one doctrine that really states the whole of what all theists, if not all atheists as well, are implicitly talking about.
      1. (rare) A belief in all gods.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: panentheí¯sme
  • French: panenthéisme
  • German: Panentheismus(de)m
  • Italian: panenteismo(it)m
  • Spanish: panenteí­smo(es)m
Etymology: Coined by w:Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause in 1828, from ' (pín) "all"; w:English, English en- (prefix form of in); and ' (Theós) "god".


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