Words nearby deism
Origin of deism
Examples from the Web for deism
Indeed, just last week, a cluster of polls showed that deism is on the upswing in America.
Deism is the belief in a supreme being who is a creator who does not intervene in the universe.
Having got them the length of Deism, they are declared to be fit, and he receives them into the higher mysteries.
Thus the period of Deism was the period of a great religious crisis in England.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
But early Deism lacked an indispensable element of strength,—the power of adapting itself to the people.
Deism is a "sordid" creed, which relegates God to heaven and ignores his ever-operating life in creation.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
For many years this gentleman had been distinguished for Deism.George Whitefield|Joseph Belcher
British Dictionary definitions for deism
Derived forms of deismdeist, noun, adjectivedeistic or deistical, adjectivedeistically, adverb
Word Origin for deism
Culture definitions for deism
The belief that God has created the universe but remains apart from it and permits his creation to administer itself through natural laws. Deism thus rejects the supernatural aspects of religion, such as belief in revelation in the Bible (see also Bible), and stresses the importance of ethical conduct. In the eighteenth century, numerous important thinkers held deist beliefs. (See clockwork universe.)