Pantheism
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1. Term

“Pantheism” (from pan, “all,” and theos, “god”) is a term for the identity of God and the whole of reality. The English deist John Toland (1670–1722) first brought it into philosophical discussion in 1705. It then played a part in philosophical and theological controversies. Two important aspects are the notions that (1) all things are God, the divinizing of the world (panpsychism, acosmism, theopanism), and (2) God is all things, the secularizing of God (Idealism) an…

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Hanreich, Herbert, “Pantheism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.14>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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