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Deism definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEISM, n. [L. God.] The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of religious opinions of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation: or deism is the belief in natural religion only, or those truths, in doctrine and practice, which man is to discover by the light of reason, independent and exclusive of any revelation from God. Hence deism implies infidelity or a disbelief in the divine origin of the scriptures.
The view which the rising greatness of our country presents to my eyes, is greatly tarnished by the general prevalence of deism, which, with me, is but another name for vice and depravity. P. Henry, Wirys Sketches.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation [syn: deism, free thought]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1682 a movement or system of thought advocating natural religion, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universe deist noun, often capitalized deistic adjective deistical adjective deistically adverb

Britannica Concise

Belief in God based on reason rather than revelation or the teaching of any specific religion. A form of natural religion, Deism originated in England in the early 17th cent. as a rejection of orthodox Christianity. Deists asserted that reason could find evidence of God in nature and that God had created the world and then left it to operate under the natural laws he had devised. The philosopher Edward Herbert (1583-1648) developed this view in On Truth (1624). By the late 18th cent. Deism was the dominant religious attitude among Europe's educated classes; it was accepted by many upper-class Americans of the same era, incl. the first three U.S. presidents.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. belief in the existence of a supreme being arising from reason rather than revelation (cf. THEISM). Derivatives: deist n. deistic adj. deistical adj. Etymology: L deus god + -ISM

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deism De"ism (d[=e]"[i^]z'm), n. [L. deus god: cf. F. d['e]isme. See Deity.] The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation. Note: Deism is the belief in natural religion only, or those truths, in doctrine and practice, which man is to discover by the light of reason, independent of any revelation from God. Hence, deism implies infidelity, or a disbelief in the divine origin of the Scriptures.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Deism is the belief that there is a God who made the world but does not influence human lives.

Moby Thesaurus

acosmism, allotheism, anthropolatry, anthropomorphism, anthropotheism, autotheism, cosmotheism, ditheism, dualism, dyotheism, henotheism, hylotheism, monolatry, monotheism, multitheism, myriotheism, pantheism, physicomorphism, physitheism, polytheism, psychotheism, tetratheism, theism, theopantism, theriotheism, tritheism, zootheism




 


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