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Acosmism

Definition of the noun Acosmism

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noun

  1. A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.

Explanation

Acosmism, in contrast to pantheism, denies the reality of the universe, seeing it as ultimately illusory, and only the infinite unmanifest Absolute as real.

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Google previewParadoxical Ascent to God, The (2012)

The Kabbalistic Theosophy of Habad Hasidism by Rachel Elior

Acosmism is a religious outlook based on an epistemological ...

Google previewThe Lutheran Quarterly (1887)

The first is called Acosmism; the second Pancosmism. In short God is everything, or everything is God. Strictly speaking these two forms at last merge into one, absolute substance or pure being. Modern philosophy began with a distinct ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Acosmism Philosophical germ denoting the view that God is the sole and ultimate reality and that finite objects and events have no independent existence. Acosmism has been equated with pantheism, the belief that everything is God.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism (2016)

Second Edition by Geoffrey W. Dennis

Acosmism: The doctrine that the created, material universe is an illusion. This radical theology is most commonly associated with the Hasidic CHaBaD movement, beginning in the early ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

The name given to any system or speculation which identifies the universe with God (acosmism) or God with the universe. Pantheism has often been the expression of an intense religious consciousness (as in Spinoza). The term " pantheism" ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions (1999)

by Wendy Doniger, Merriam-Webster, Inc

ACOSMISM Va-'kaz-.mi-zamV in philosophy, the view that God is the sole and ultimate reality and that finite objects and events have no independent existence. Acosmism has been equated with PANTHEISM, the belief that everything is God.

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1907)

Acosmism. See PANTHEISM. Acosta, JoAQUíN, a native of Colombia in South America, who served in the Colombian army and in 1834 attempted a scientific survey of the country between Socorro and the Magdalena River. Seven years later ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

acosmism ' Akosmismus m (Fichte etc) (met) < idealism‚ antirealism act-matter acosm(ist)ic idealism ' akosmischer Idealismus m ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Second Edition (2014)

Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim

acosmism (Gr. a, “no, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2016)

by Simon Blackburn

acosmism Denial of the reality of the material world. The term was originally applied or misapplied to *Spinoza, but in the nineteenth century was also used to ...

Google previewDictionary of Mysticism (2015)

by Frank Gaynor

Acosmism: The doctrine that the external, physical world is nonexistent, unreal,a mere appearance (maya) of the Supreme Being,who is the only reality. Active influence: A term used in astrology, to denote the influence ...

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