There is this difference between me and deistic
philosophers: I believe; and I believe the Gospel.
He derived the ideas, in fragmentary fashion, from Bolingbroke, who was an amateur Deist and optimist of the shallow eighteenth century type, and so far was Pope from understanding what he was doing that he was greatly disturbed when it was pointed out to him that the theology of the poem was Deistic
rather than Christian [Footnote: The name Deist was applied rather generally in the eighteenth century to all persons who did not belong to some recognized Christian denomination.
Such questioning, the present study means to argue, is entirely justifiable to the deistic
mindset (such as St.
Whether considering anointed artisans to build the tabernacle ("a community art project" in Exodus 25; 35-36), or being a people who enact the general charisms of Romans 12, Self explains the intelligent design that is realized when the people of God are who they are called to "be," and "do" for the life of the world--the very God-bathed world that is not drearily deistic
but is richly Trinitarian.
Self-Directing Religious Coping: A Deistic
God, Abandoning God, or No God at All?
43) In the realms of living history, a combination of deistic
icons, who rule [in physical absentia] the proceedings, are celebrated, using a much-practiced gospel, which is orchestrated vigorously by pilgrimaging host-priests/priestesses.
Not surprisingly, Dworkin favorably discusses the nontheistic religions of Paul Tillich, Baruch Spinoza, and pantheism, although he only comes close to endorsing Spinoza's deistic
His language is nontechnical and his worldview is decidedly Deistic
Furthermore, the God whom Christians believe in is not a deistic
And yet the artist must still resolve a schizophrenic, deistic
desire: to be the talk of the town while satisfying his powerful audience.
pantheism seemed out of touch with the growing skepticism about metaphysics and theology.
Still others view God as a disengaged deistic
God, which is a God that created the world, yet is not directly involved in worldly matters.