Pantheism
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Religious or philosophical viewpoint in which God and the universe are identified, stressing God's immanence and denying Eir transcendence.

God or Universal Mind is understood as the totality of all existent things. Religious pantheists see finite beings as merely part of God; others deify the universe, nature being the supreme principle. One approaches the universe with a sense of awe and mystery and wonder, matter is not denied in favour of the supernatural. Generally there is no conception of non-physical life after death, enlightenment, etc, except in the context of union with the whole. Pantheism is found in many religions and philosophies, but is also opposed by many. Pantheism is in many ways the opposite of monotheism.

 
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    Theological/philosophical explanation regarding the nature of God or Godhead.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 19 December 2001.