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 ?
Therefore theism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism (as the time of Augustus Caesar) were civil times.
In the multiplex theism of certain Christian churches,
But where it departs from the Calvinistic Christianity and exhibits him as the defier of Jove, it represents a state of mind which readily appears wherever the doctrine of Theism is taught in a crude, objective form, and which seems the self-defence of man against this untruth, namely a discontent with the believed fact that a God exists, and a feeling that the obligation of reverence is onerous.
One of the issues debated in the field of Egyptology is the nature of the theism of the religion of ancient Egypt.
Instead, a period of Pure Theism occurred where Hayes took one step out of atheism towards the second step: Christ.
The first set of ten topics is what one expects in philosophy of religion, such as cosmological and ontological arguments, theodicy, and evolutionary concepts and theism.
Atheism, however, simply involves having no theism, and deism -- belief that a celestial Clockmaker wound up the universe and set it ticking -- is too watery a theism to count.
Skeptical theism seeks to absolve God of the evil in the world by pointing out that we are not in a position to know God's motives for allowing such evils to take place.
Boghossian points to abstinence-only sex education, bans on same-sex marriage, the teaching of creationism, corporal punishment in schools, and other offenses in the United States, as well as more severe abuses by the Taliban, as the undesirable results of theism.
It includes articles on the history of Western, African, and Islamic philosophy; treatments of hermeneutics, aesthetics, functionalism, and Kantian ethics; many technical terms in philosophy, such as circularity in argument, mental events, and reductionism; and topics like gender in international law, ecology, cosmology, animals, choice, bad faith, categorical thinking, character, community, democracy, friendship, existence, doubt, feminist ethics, evil, language, jurisprudence, infinity, hedonism, idolatry, naturalism, lying, moral realism, pain, reality, theism, the self, and virtue.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism, affirms a responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.