Hylotheism (from Gk. hyle, 'matter' and theos, 'God') is the belief that matter and God are the same, so in other words, defining God as matter.[1][2]

The American Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod defines hylotheism is "Theory equating matter with God or merging one into the other" which it states as "Synonym for pantheism* and materialism.*".[3]

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  1. ^ [1] dictionary.com hylotheism
  2. ^ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hylotheism
  3. ^ [2] Archived 2005-08-24 at the Wayback Machine Lutheran Church (www.lcms.org) (definition)