Pantheism vs Animism - What's the difference?

pantheism | animism |


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.

pantheism

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Alternative forms

* 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

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Quotations

    * See

    Derived terms

    * neo-pantheism * pantheist * pantheists * pantheistic * pantheistical * pantheistically * pandeism * panentheism

    animism

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.