designating the worship of nature, which, according to the claim of some
modern philosophers, e.g., Tylor, Spencer, and Reville, was the primitive
form of religion and the basis and source of all existing forms. There are
three phases of Naturism as a theory of religion.
Naturism holds that there is human life in all things, both animate and
Naturism, based on the idea that there is unity in animated nature and that
God is the soul of the world, is the essence of Pantheism, the Neo-Hegelian
school, and Transcendentalism.
Science-Naturism teaches the identity of God with nature, the veneration and
service of humanity or mankind, and the contemplation of the mysterious and
unknown powers of the world.
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