Definition of panentheism in English:



mass noun
  • The belief or doctrine that God is greater than the universe and includes and interpenetrates it.

    • ‘Foundational to this claim is that religion needs to be understood in terms of naturalistic theism, or panentheism, rather than supernaturalism.’
    • ‘I do not believe in the panentheistic idea that the creation is within God as a present reality, but I do believe in panentheism as an eschatological destiny.’
    • ‘A corollary to panentheism is that God evolves as the universe evolves.’
    • ‘Clayton recommends panentheism as the means of avoiding pantheism's collapsing of the concepts of God and world, of preserving divine transcendence, and of understanding God as cause of all.’
    • ‘This view of God as existing in and giving life to all things is called panentheism.’