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== God and Creation ==
In panentheism, God is viewed as creator and/or animating force behind the universe, and the source of universal truth. This concept of God is closely associated with the ''[[Logos]]'' as stated in the 5th century [[BC]] works of [[Heraclitus]] (ca. [[535 BC|535]]–[[475 BC]]), in which the ''Logos'' pervades the [[cosmos]] and whereby all thoughts and things originate; e.g., ''"He who hears not me but the Logos will say: All is one."'' A similar statement attributed to [[Jesus]] by the [[Gospel of John|John 10:30]]
and interpreted by the [[New Thought|New Thought movement]] as being synonymous: ''"The Father and I are one. "''
While pantheism asserts that God and the universe are coextensive, panentheism claims that God is greater than the universe and that the universe is contained within God. Panentheism holds that God is the "supreme affect and effect" of the universe. See [[Cosmotheism]][http://www.cosmotheism.net]