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Definition of the noun Acosmism

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  1. 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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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 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 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 previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

accounting and finance, ethics of see ethics acculturation see diaspora achievement verb see speech act theory Achilles paradox see paradox acknowledgement see knowledge acosmism A term derived from the Greek a ...

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 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 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2016)

by Simon Blackburn

access accessibility relation accident accident, fallacy of the accidentalism accidie Achilles and the Tortoise acosmism acquaintance and description acrasia action action at a distance active euthanasia activism actobject ambiguity actobject ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of God (2003)

An A-Z Guide to Thoughts, Ideas, and Beliefs about God by Constance Victoria Briggs

Acosmism A doctrine denying the existence of a universe distinct from God. In philosophy, it is the belief that God is the sole and ultimate reality. As a result, finite objects and events are thought to have no independent existence outside of God ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion (2010)

by Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

ACOSMISM. From the Greek a + kosmos, meaning “not world.” Hegel coined the term in referring to Spinoza's thought, which in Hegel's (erroneous) interpretation is that the world is unreal and only God exists. This interpretation, however ...

Google previewDictionary of Pagan Religions (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck, Wade Baskin

ACOSMISM A type of pantheism which denies the existence of theuniverse as distinct from theAbsolute. ACRATOPOTES In classical mythology, a name applied to the god Bacchus. In Greek, the expression means a drinker of sheer wine.

Google previewDictionary of Magic (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck


Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Mythology (2017)

Third Edition, 2011 by William Harwood

acosmism The doctrine that the universe is unreal and that only a god exists. Hegel coined the word and somewhat dubiously applied it to the philosophy of Spinoza. It better describes ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Acosmism,akoz ′mizm,n.refusal to believe in the existence ofan eternal world. [Gr.,a,neg.,and kosmos, the world.] Acotyledon, akotilē′dun, n. a plant without distinct cotyledons ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Gnosticism (2014)

by Andrew Phillip Smith

acosmism: A philosophy that denies reality to the created universe and attributes reality only to the *Absolute. Gnosticism may be interpreted as acosmic, since only the spiritual world may be ...

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