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  • IPA(key): /ˌpænɛnθiˈɪstɪk/


panentheistic (comparative more panentheistic, superlative most panentheistic)

  1. Of or relating to panentheism.
    • 1909, The Quarterly Review, p. 124:
      The mystic is one to whom the unitive, pantheistic, or at least the panentheistic, aspects of the divinity are as congenial as the deistic, polytheistic, and anthropomorphic aspects are to the institutional mind.
    • 1964, Charles Hartshorne, Man's Vision of God and the Logic of Theism, p. 348:
      Just as AR is the whole positive content of perfection, so CW, or the conception of the Creator-and-the-Whole-of-what-he-has-created as constituting one life, the super-whole which in its everlasting essence is uncreated (and does not necessitate just the parts which the whole has) but in its de facto concreteness is created - this panentheistic doctrine contains all of deism and pandeism except their arbitrary negations.
    • 1996, Michael W. Fox, The Boundless Circle: Caring for Creatures and Creation, p. 266:
      Through panentheistic sensibility, our ancestors conceived a Covenant between Creator and Creation that humankind is enjoined, spiritually and ethically, to uphold.