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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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