theism

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the·ism

 (thē′ĭz′əm)
n.
Belief in the existence of a god or gods, especially belief in a personal God as creator and ruler of the world.

the′ist n.
the·is′tic, the·is′ti·cal adj.
the·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

theism

(ˈθiːɪzəm)
n
1. (Theology) 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 revelation. Compare deism
2. (Theology) the belief in the existence of a God or gods. Compare atheism
[C17: from Greek theos god + -ism]

the•ism

(ˈθi ɪz əm)

n.
1. belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (disting. from deism).
2. belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).
[1670–80; < Greek the(ós) god + -ism]
the′ist, n., adj.
the•is′tic, the•is′ti•cal, adj.

theism

1. a belief in the existence of God or gods.
2. a belief in one god as creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of special revelation. Cf. deism.theism, n.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
monotheism - belief in a single God
polytheism - belief in multiple Gods
pantheism - the doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God
pantheism - (rare) worship that admits or tolerates all gods
atheism, godlessness - the doctrine or belief that there is no God
Translations

theism

[ˈθiːɪzəm] Nteísmo m

theism

nTheismus m

theism

[ˈθiːɪzəm] nteismo
References in classic literature ?
First, as Theists, to keep it holy in some special way, and to make it, so far as is reasonably possible, a day of rest.
Brevard County, the civil liberties groups asserted that Brevard County's persistent rejection of atheists, humanists and other non theists who want to deliver solemnizing messages at the commencement of board meetings violates both the U.
Just because people have other views on God and religion does not make us atheists or theists or agnostics.
During the past ten years, theists and new atheists have argued to prove or disprove God's existence.
The problem of evil for theists was how to reconcile suffering with a benevolent God.
These crimes were not committed as theists often claim 'in God's name', they are committed 'at God's command'.
The weakness is that some theists may be unimpressed by the authors' minimalist understanding of UR/God as a mindlike and agentlike reality but not necessarily as a person in the conventional sense (36).
Open theists understand God as limiting God's own Self--giving up exhaustive definite foreknowledge for the sake of granting genuine freedom to the whole creation and to every individual.
Theists will find this offers a range of logical arguments supporting his contention, adding wit to spice an analysis that establishes that Jesus was not born of a virgin and hence was not the son of God.
A gang of teenage boys take it upon themselves to police the faith of their fellow islanders and mete out retribution to suspected theists.
A gang of teenage boys police the faith of their fellow islanders and mete out retribution to suspected theists.