Deism meaning

dēĭzəm, dā-
Belief in the existence of a God on purely rational grounds without reliance on revelation or authority; esp., the 17th- and 18th-cent. doctrine that God created the world and its natural laws, but takes no further part in its functioning.
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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.
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A philosophical belief in the existence of a god (goddess) knowable through human reason; especially, a belief in a creator god unaccompanied by any belief in supernatural phenomena or specific religious doctrines.
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The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.
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Alternative spelling of deism.
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Origin of deism

  • French déisme from Latin deus god dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French déisme, from Latin deus (“god, deity”) +‎ -ism.

    From Wiktionary