- pantheism (n.)
- "belief that God and the universe are identical," from pantheist (n.), which was coined (1705) by Irish deist John Toland (1670-1722), from Greek pan- "all" (see pan-) + theos "god" (see theo-).
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).
Greek pantheios meant "common to all gods" (see 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).
- 1. His religious philosophy tends towards pantheism.
- 2. Infidelity prevails in Europe in the form of pantheism.
- 3. I understand the meaning of pantheism.
- 4. Chinese Taoist sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao - Tzu but also incorporating pantheism and sorcery.
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