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theism

[ thee-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈθi ɪz əm /
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noun
the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism).
belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).
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Origin of theism

First recorded in 1670–80; the- + -ism

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH theism

atheist, deist, theist
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British Dictionary definitions for theism

theism
/ (ˈθiːɪzəm) /

noun
the form of the belief in one God as the transcendent creator and ruler of the universe that does not necessarily entail further belief in divine revelationCompare deism
the belief in the existence of a God or godsCompare atheism

Word Origin for theism

C17: from Greek theos god + -ism
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