How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?


How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?

Pantheism sees the world as the manifestation of God. It believes that the essence of God exists equally in all living and nonliving parts of our entire universe, be it humans or rivers for example. A pantheist religion believes that all elements present in our world are a part which constitutes God. Pantheism rejects the existence of a personified God, as God is in everyone and everything.

How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?
How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?


Origin Of Pantheism

The word pantheism comes from the Greek words ‘pan’, meaning ‘all’, and ‘theos‘ which means ‘God’. The term was coined in the sixteenth century. However, the notion of pantheism has existed for years. Pantheism came into existence as a doctrine aimed at promoting the idea that God is in everything and everyone. The world is essentially a part of God, however, God is still bigger than the whole world.

The term ‘pantheist’ was coined by Deist John Toland. an Irishman. Who went by the name of Deist John Toland in a book written by him. Which was titled as ‘Socinianism Truly Speaks’ in the year of 1705?
It can be observed around us in a wide number of varying forms. There is the ‘Hylozoistic pantheism’ which says that God is in everything. Here, God is the basic element which constitutes our world. Then there is ‘Immanentistic pantheism’ which says that the world is a part of God. However, the dominion of God extends vastly beyond the limits of our world.

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The ‘Absolutistic monistic’ says that God is absolute and the same as the world. Which in turn depicts the world as a never changing place. ‘Relativistic monistic ‘ shows the world as a dynamic place. God existing throughout and beyond the world as an absolute being.
Then comes ‘Neoplatonic ‘ which states that God is an absolute being, who transcends our universe. The universe has originated from God. Finally, we have ‘Acosmic ‘ where God is an absolute being who constitutes our reality. It depicts our world as an image of the reality and labels it as something unrealistic.

How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?
How Did Pantheism Come Into Prominence In Our World?

It brings connectivity to the existing world. And helps to explore different religious points and realistic viewpoints. However, it helps to promote equality among individuals in the world. Without any description on any basis. It also helps to gain vast knowledge and gain individuality.

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