deism definition

  • noun:
    • The belief, based entirely on reason, in a God just who created the universe and then abandoned it, assuming no control of life, applying no influence on all-natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation.
    • A philosophical belief into the existence of a god (or goddess) knowable through real human explanation; specifically, a belief in a creator god unaccompanied by any belief in supernatural phenomena or certain spiritual doctrines.
    • The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those whom acknowledge the presence of one God, but deny revelation.
    • The doctrine that God is distinct, and separated from the world. See deist, 1.
    • Belief in the existence of a personal Jesus, accompanied with the denial of revelation and of the expert of the Christian church.
    • the form of theological rationalism that believes in Jesus based on explanation without reference to revelation

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