panentheism

noun pan·en·the·ism \paˈnen(t)thēˌizəm\

Definition of panentheism

plural

-s

  1. :  the doctrine that God includes the world as a part though not the whole of his being

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Origin and Etymology of panentheism

German panentheismus, from pan- + Greek en in + German theismus theism (from Greek theos god + German -ismus -ism) — more at in, the-


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