TheismIn the Philosophy of religion, theism is the belief in God and/or Goddess as unitary being. The word comes from the Greek word theos which means "god". There are four major views of the role of God/dess in the world in this context:
- proper Theism is the view that God[dess] is immanent in the world, yet transcends it;
- Deism is the view that God/dess created the world but does not interact with it;
- Pantheism is the view that the world is identical to God/dess; and
- Panentheism is the view that the world is entirely contained within God/dess, while at the same time God is something greater than just the world.
More generically, theism can be described as the belief in one or more gods.