Theopanism

Theopanism (Greek: "Theos" = God, "pan" = all) was first used as a technical term by the Jesuits in elucidating Hinduism. " [O] ne may distinguish pantheism, which imagines the world as an absolute being ("everything is God"), from theopanism, which conceives of God as the true spiritual reality from which everything emanates: "God becomes everything", necessarily, incessantly, without beginning and without end. Theopanism is (with only a few other dualistic systems) the most common way in which Hindu philosophy conceives God and the world." (Civita Cattolica, 5, July, 1930, pp. 17-8, in Antonio Gramsci, "The Prison Notebooks", p. 121.)

References

* [http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/the_builder_1927_april.htm Why I Believe in God] by John J. Lanier, "The Builder Magazine", April 1927 - Volume XIII - Number 4

ee also

*Collective unconscious
*Cosmology
*Cosmotheism
*Emergence
*Hinduism
*Holism
*Kabbalah
*Infinitism
*Mordekhay Nesiyahu
*Naturalistic spirituality
*Oneness
*Ranters
*Spinoza
*Sufism
*Tao
*Unitarian Universalism
*Universal Pantheist Society
*World Pantheist Movement


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