Way of thinking about God that affirms both the transcendence of God and the immanence of God.
An incorrect worldview in which everything is in God - ie, the universe (and everything in it) is a part of God, who also exists outside of the universe. Not to be confused with pantheism.
the view that God is in all things.
the belief that the divine is in all things and unifies all things but is ultimately greater than all things
order by term] level: Comprehensive (3) The belief that the divine is in all things and all things are in the divine, but the divine is greater than all things.
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] The belief that the divine is in all things and all things are in the divine, but the divine is greater than all things.
The world view that everything exists in God, but God is somehow greater than the totality of reality; that God relates to the world as a hand relates to a glove, or as a soul relates to a body. Contemporary panentheism is promoted by process theology.
an understanding of all creation as existing in God, yet without negating the transcendence of God; often also holding that the world and God are mutually dependent upon one another for their fulfilment.
The belief that all is in God, as opposed to pantheism, which claims that all is God.
The belief that a god subsumes the universe but is greater than it.
("all is in God") Panentheism is similar to pantheism ( q.v.) in that it holds that the universe is contained in God, but differs in that it holds that God is more than the universe. Because of this, panentheism is usually classed as a form of theism ( q.v.).
PH Not to be confused with Pantheism. "Panentheism says that all is in God, somewhat as if God were the ocean and we were fish. If one considers what is in God's body to be part of God, then we can say that God is all there is and then some. The universe is God's body, but God's awareness or personality is greater than the sum of all the parts of the universe. All the parts have some degree of freedom in co-creating with God. At the start of its momentary career as a subject, an experience is God--as the divine initial aim. As the experience carries on its choosing process, it is a freely aiming reality that is not strictly God, since it departs from God's purpose to some degree. Yet everything is within God" ( New Thought: A Practical American Spirituality, pp. 89).
The belief that God is in the universe. It differs with pantheism which states that God is the universe and all that it comprises.
The doctrine that everything in the world is a part of God, but that God is also more than the sum of everything in the world.
Panentheism (from Greek: Ï€Î¬Î½ (â€˜panâ€™ ) = all, en = in, and theos = God; "all-in-God") is the theological position that God is immanent within the Universe, but also transcends it. It is distinguished from pantheism, which holds that God is synonymous with the material universe. In panentheism, God is viewed as creator and/or animating force behind the universe, and the source of universal morality.