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28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism

[view that God and nature are identical]

12 ideas
Earth, food, fire, sun are all forms of Brahman [Anon (Upan)]
Antisthenes says there is only one god, which is nature [Antisthenes (I), by Cicero]
The cosmos and heavens are the substance of god [Zeno of Citium, by Diog. Laertius]
Stoics say god is matter, or an inseparable quality of it, or is the power within it [Stoic school, by Chalcidius]
Everything existing proceeds from divinity, and is within divinity [Porphyry]
In Utopia, the Supreme Being is identical with Nature [More,T]
That God is the substance of all things is an ill-reputed doctrine [Leibniz on Spinoza]
Everything is in God, and nothing exists or is thinkable without God [Spinoza]
God is the efficient cause of essences, as well as of existences [Spinoza]
The human mind is part of the infinite intellect of God [Spinoza]
To say that nature or the one universal substance is God is a pernicious doctrine [Leibniz]
Pantheism destroys the distinction between good and evil [Kierkegaard]