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Definition of the noun Acosmism
What does Acosmism mean as a name of something?
- A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.
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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The Kabbalistic Theosophy of Habad Hasidism by Rachel Elior
Acosmism is a religious outlook based on an epistemological ...
The 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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" ...
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.
Catholic 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 ...
by Elmar Waibl
acosmism ' Akosmismus m (Fichte etc) (met) < idealism‚ antirealism act-matter acosm(ist)ic idealism ' akosmischer Idealismus m ...
Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim
acosmism (Gr. a, “no, ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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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Scrabble value of A1C3O1S1M3I1S1M3
The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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