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de·ism

 (dē′ĭz′əm, dā′-)
n.
A religious belief holding that God created the universe and established rationally comprehensible moral and natural laws but does not intervene in human affairs through miracles or supernatural revelation.

[French déisme, from Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

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

deism

(ˈdiːɪzəm; ˈdeɪ-)
n
(Theology) belief in the existence of God based solely on natural reason, without reference to revelation. Compare theism
[C17: from French déisme, from Latin deus god]
ˈdeist n, adj
deˈistic, deˈistical adj
deˈistically adv

de•ism

(ˈdi ɪz əm)

n.
belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature, with rejection of supernatural revelation.
[1675–85; < French déisme < Latin de(us) god + French -isme -ism]
de′ist, n.
de•is′tic, de•is′ti•cal, adj.
de•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

deism

the acknowledgment of the existence of a god upon the testimony of reason and of nature and its laws, and the rejection of the possibility of supernatural intervention in human affairs and of special revelation. — deist, n.deistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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Noun1.deism - the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation
rationalism - the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth
Translations
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דאיזם
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自然神論

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[ˈdiːɪzəm] Ndeísmo m

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[ˈdiːɪzəm ˈdeɪɪzəm] ndéisme m

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Accompanied by the Iloi (Queens of the Royal household), a large throng of Chiefs, Enigie, Priest of different divinity and deistical leanings, market women, members of the Royal family and a mammoth crowd to the Emotan Shrine, the Benin monarch meticulously performed a number of sacred rites, with the active involvement of all the customary functionaries and groups.
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Stewart begins his book by introducing two unlikely figures, Vermont's Revolutionary military hero, Ethan Allen, and Thomas Young, a peripatetic physician and anti-British agitator, both of whom, Stewart tells us, contemporaries called "infidels" and "atheists" but also "more accurately, but mostly to the same effect--'deists.'" Stewart weaves mini-biographies of Allen and Young through the book, which in Allen's case tediously revisits the problem of how Allen, an uneducated man, could have written the book Reason: the Only Oracle of Man, explicating the fine points of radical deistical philosophy; Stewart presents Young as a principled deist/ atheist, but the proof of this proposition frequently rests on conclusions deduced from anonymous publications.