theism

(redirected from Theistic religion)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
Thus Durkehiem applies the category of religion on Buddhism too though as non-theistic religion while keeping Hinduism and Christianity etc in theistic religions.
We should not leave to theistic religion the ethics of empathy and compassion; these virtues are also essential for ethical humanism.
The main thesis of this provocative new work is simply stated: there is superficial conflict but deep accord between science and theistic religion, but only superficial accord and deep conflict between science and naturalism.
To be sure, areas exist where theistic religion and modern science are clearly not compatible, but demarcation for the defender of the faith may get blurred.
How can it have significance for a theistic religion like Christianity?
An astutely reasoned philosophical text, offering a revolutionary analysis of theistic religion.
and Farhad Rassekh, will leave the religious studies professor with the extra burden of explaining how Friedman's religion of positivism is at odds with theistic religion.
It is almost a battle between one icon produced by theistic religion, and a conflicted partial solution continuously changed by a democratic and atheist process.
As a general rule, judges should be required to compare the belief system in question with at least one theistic religion (for example, Judaism, Christianity, or certain Hindu sects), one nontheistic religion (for example, Buddhism), and one pantheistic religion (for example, Santeria).
His arguments are also seen to be most relevant to a social context which embraces prudential self-restraint, small proprietorship, and theistic religion.
While overt discussion of theistic religion does have its relevance to various aspects of social science (see Thomas Friedman, 2005), a more deep-seated methodological relevance can be found in a different conception of 'faith' positions in the form of implicit a prioris or metaphysical positions inescapably embedded in contending social science perspectives.
It is also the case that theistic religion would seem to demand more in the pursuit of understanding of the human person than just the use of interpretive method.