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Definitions of the three "Pans"

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Pantheism -


The belief that the universe is divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence* of such a God.



Panentheism -


(philosophy, religion) A doctrine that the universe is part of God, but that God nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe.



Pandeism -


A belief in a God who is both pantheistic and deistic, e.g. a God who designed the universe and then created it by becoming the universe, thus ceasing to act consciously with respect to the universe.







*not always the case, there are spiritual pantheists who believe the God/the Universe is conscious, in a sense.

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