cosmotheism


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cosmotheism

(ˌkɒzməʊˈθiːɪzəm)
n
another name for pantheism

cosmotheism

the concept that the universe and God are identical; pantheism. — cosmotheist, n.
See also: Cosmology
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The paper, which retains a hypothetical character, argues that Spinoza's propositions referring to God (or involving the use of the name "God," essentially in the Ethics), can be read in a fruitful manner apart from any pre- established hypothesis concerning his own "theological preferences," as definite descriptions of three "ideas of God" which have the same logical status: one (akin to Jewish Monotheism) which identifies the idea of God with the idea of the Law, one (akin to a heretic "Socinian" version of Christianity) which identifies it with the idea of Human Love, and one (akin to a form of Cosmotheism, rather than "Pantheism") which identifies it with Nature.
At the heart of the Christian solution to the challenges posed by Gnostic ditheism, on the one side, and pagan pan- or cosmotheism, on the other, is (as Agamben emphasizes numerous times) a fundamentally unstable doctrine of the Trinity as an articulation of two inter-twined processes: one pertaining to God's eternal being, understood as a divine mode of self-relation, self-knowledge, or even auto-affection--an immanent trinity of substance; and one pertaining to God's eventful praxis--a trinity of revelation, or properly economic trinity, understood as the gratuitous dispensation of divine being in the world.
Timothy McVeigh used the Cosmotheism espoused by William Pierce to justify bombing the Alfred P.