The belief that the universe is the physical manifestation of God (his/her body so to speak) but not the totality of God. God transcends the physical universe though it is part of him/her. Different from pantheism that states that the universe is God in totality.
Panantheism is the belief that the universe is the physical body of God but his/her spirit is bigger than the universe alone and transcends it.
by Gary Long May 27, 2008