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Single Idea 7256

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism]

Full Idea

Everyone in Utopia agrees that the Supreme Being (which they call Mythras) is identical with Nature.

Gist of Idea

In Utopia, the Supreme Being is identical with Nature


Thomas More (Utopia [1516], Bk 2)

Book Reference

More,Thomas: 'Utopia', ed/tr. Turner,Paul [Penguin 1965], p.118

A Reaction

This sounds remarkably like full-blown Spinozean pantheism, though it should be interpreted with caution. It certainly seems to show that pantheism was a possibility in the minds of late medieval religious thinkers.