Origin of theism
Examples from the Web for theist
I am a theist and an evolutionist, to be sure, but the combined term makes no sense to me.Meet the Prizewinning Catholic Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand|Karl W. Giberson|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think that eventually the BSA will drop its theist requirement.Advocates Hail Boy Scouts Decision on Gay Members, but Fight Isn’t Over|Tricia Romano|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Theist says: "How can you answer the questions of who made the world other than by God?"The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
In former ages the theist saw God in the color and construction of a flower, in the starry heavens, and in a sunset or sunrise.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
Akbar was brought up as a Muhammadan, but became a Theist, acknowledging one God, but rejecting all other dogmas.A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations|Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Theist and pantheist at once, his mind was a ferment of different 203systems of thought.
A deist or theist in Franklin's time was one who believed in a God, but questioned the Christian faith and system.True to His Home|Hezekiah Butterworth
Word Origin for theism
1660s, from Greek theos "god" (see Thea) + -ist. The original senses was that later reserved to deist: "one who believes in a transcendant god but denies revelation." Later in 18c. theist was contrasted with deist, as allowing the possibility of revelation.