Meaning of pantheism in English:



mass noun
  • 1A doctrine which identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God.

    • ‘Here, life is presented as purely immanent to itself and without a lapse into transcendent views of nature such as pantheism and animism.’
    • ‘Similarly, students could study, as part of their understanding of Western monotheism and Eastern pantheism and non-theism, different ideas about how the metaphysical acts upon and manifests in the physical.’
    • ‘I think they also feel threatened because this starts to get close to the more democratic religious beliefs of pantheism, wherein the divine becomes manifest in every-thing.’
    • ‘It is the same Kook who refused to term Judaism a monotheistic religion, believing as he did that strains of purified pagan pantheism were essential to the essence of Hebrew religion.’
    • ‘Pot tends to open up to pantheism, even paganism; a Blakeian universe in a grain of sand vs. the promise of heaven to come.’
  • 2The worship or tolerance of many gods.

    • ‘Archaeological evidence suggests the same, indicating that only later did mankind degenerate into idolatrous pantheism.’
    • ‘However the overwhelming majority of classical Jewish thinkers in the past 500 years have categorically refused to choose between pantheism and monotheism.’
    • ‘He preached a strict monotheism, opposed both to the secular morality of educated Chinese and to the pantheism of popular religion.’


Mid 18th century from pan-‘all’ + Greek theos ‘god’ + -ism.