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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
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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.
The author uses Plotinus to present absolute divine simplicity as the consequence of principles about metaphysical and explanatory priority to which most theists are already committed.
amp;nbsp; Atheists and theists, I think, agree that some acts constitute "sins," as it were.
Atheism: The Case Against God is intended to destroy the myth of a supreme being that has all but dictated the movements and choices of mankind over the eons, and uses a blend of scholarship and criticism to closely examine and refute the "proofs" other scholars and theists have presented to support the idea of God.
Theists contend that there is a god that is outside space and time, while atheists assert that not only can a physical object exist without ever being created, it can exist forever.
via God's ability to alter natural law), theists can nevertheless substantially grasp the truth of Rand's theory if they take time to think it through.
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Just because people have other views on God and religion does not make us atheists or theists or agnostics.
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With this, we strongly urge the Department of Education to act on this matter through the omission or replacement of the said clauses with more universal values that apply to both theists and non-theists alike," the group said.
Even without this problem, however, it is also unclear how the Anselmian solution offered really avoids the very same problems facing voluntaristic solutions, nor why committed theists must resort to their position in order to avoid a nonvoluntaristic solution in the first instance.