As nouns the difference between pantheism and animism
is that pantheism
is while animism
is a belief that spirits inhabit some or all classes of natural objects or phenomena.
* sometimes hyphenated or expressed as a phrase: pan-theism', ' pan theism
* sometimes either the P or (rarely) both the P and T are capitalized: Pantheism', ' PanTheism
* variations of capitalization and spacing may be combined: Pan-theism', '''Pan-Theism''', '''Pan Theism''', ' Pan theism
The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God.
(rare) The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
A belief that spirits inhabit some or all classes of natural objects or phenomena.
A belief that an immaterial force animates the universe.
(dated) A doctrine that animal life is produced by an immaterial spirit.