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As a theory of religion, it may be: 1. ethnographic naturism, claiming that there is one animating principle in all things; 2. philosophic naturism, holding that God is the soul of the universe; or 3. scientific naturism, saying that God and nature are really the same, so that nature no less than God should be venerated as divine.