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deism Explained

deism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deism at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1682 (deist is from 1621), from Fr. d?isme, from L. deus "god." Until c.1700, opposed to atheism, in a sense where we would now use theism. ///

deism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: deisme, from Latin deus 'god']// the belief in a God who made the world but has no influence on human lives// theism//

Deism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

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.

deism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "deism":
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

Deism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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.

deism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

deism at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* Deism


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » deus||god, deity|lang=la Inter: suffix » |ism.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈdiːɪz(ə)m/
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-deism.ogg|Audio (UK)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A philosophical belief in the existence of a god (or goddess) knowable through human reason; especially, a belief in a creator god unaccompanied by any belief in supernatural phenomena or specific religious doctrines.
    1. 1682, Inter: w » John Dryden, Religio Laici, Or A Laymans Faith'':
    2. : If my supposition be true, then the consequence which I have assumed in my Poem may be also true; namely, that Deism, or the principles of natural worship, are only the faint remnants or dying flames of reveal'd religion in the posterity of Noah.
    3. 1847, Julius Charles Hare & Augustus William Hare, Guesses at Truth, p.39:
    4. : As the Epicureans had a Deism without a God, so the Unitarians have a Christianity without a Christ, and a Jesus but no Saviour.
    5. 2009, Inter: w » Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 786:
    6. : In place of the idea which runs through the Tanakh and New Testament of a God intimately involved with his creation and providentially repeatedly intervening in it, there was the concept of a God who had certainly created the world and set up its laws in structures understandable by human reason, but who after that allowed it to go its own way, precisely because reason was one of his chief gifts to humanity, and order a gift to his creation. This was the approach to divinity known as deism.

      Usage notes

      The word is often capitalized when referring to the rise of such beliefs in 17th and 18th century Europe and America.


      * Inter: seeCite » s

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • deist
  • deists
  • deistic
  • deistical

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • deistically
    • pandeism
    • panendeism
    • polydeism

    Inter: botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » The belief in the existence of God by or through reason, rejecting religious doctrine
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|деизъм|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|deismus|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|deisme
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|deïsme
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|diismo
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|deism
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|deismi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déisme|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|დეიზმი|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Deismus|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דאיזם (deizm)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|deismo
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|deismo|m
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ទេពនិយម|sc=Khmr
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|deizm|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|deísmo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|deism
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|деизм|m|tr=deízm
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|deizam|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deísmo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|deism|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|деїзм|m|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » af: deïsme
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: Inter: Arab » ربوبية (rububíyya) {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » grc: ντεϊσμός

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ja: 理神論 (りしんろん, rishinron)
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 이신론 (理神論, isinron)
  • Inter: ttbc » cmn: Inter: zh-ts » 自然神论|自然神論 (zìránshénlùn); Inter: zh-ts » 理神论|理神论 (lǐshēnlùn)
  • Inter: ttbc » no: deisme
  • Inter: ttbc » tr: deizm {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * clockwork universe
    • theism


      * demis
    • dimes
    • disme



    Inter: wikipedia » lang=et
  • Deism.

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    Inter: wikipedia » lang=ro

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    |width="37%" align="center" valign="top" style="background:#cce;color:#668"|Singular
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    |align="center" style="background:#cce;color:#668"|Dative-Genitive
    |width="37%" align="center" style="background:#ddf;"|deismului
    |width="37%" align="center" style="background:#ddf;"|deismelor
    |align="center" style="background:#cce;color:#668"|Vocative
    |width="37%" align="center" style="background:#ddf;"|deismul
    |width="37%" align="center" style="background:#ddf;"|deismele


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    Inter: wikipedia » lang=sv


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Deism.


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

  • Category: Category:Swedish nouns ending in "-ism" -
    Category: Category:sv:Religion -
    Translation: de » deism
    Translation: et » deism
    Translation: el » deism
    Translation: es » deism
    Translation: eo » deism
    Translation: fr » deism
    Translation: ko » deism
    Translation: io » deism
    Translation: it » deism
    Translation: hu » deism
    Translation: my » deism
    Translation: nl » deism
    Translation: pl » deism
    Translation: pt » deism
    Translation: ro » deism
    Translation: ru » deism
    Category: simple:deism -
    Translation: fi » deism
    Translation: sv » deism
    Translation: te » deism
    Translation: tr » deism
    Translation: vi » deism
    Translation: zh » deism

    Deism at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deism



    * Inter: IPA » /deɪˈĭzˈəm/


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.
    1. Inter: alternative spelling of » deism

      Usage notes

      Reference to the 17th and 18th century movement is more frequently capitalized, while reference to the general philosophy or belief is more frequently not capitalized.


      Inter: trans-top » religious movement

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|deismi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: seeCites » deism


    * demis
    • dimes
    • disme

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    Category: simple:Deism -