Noun(1) the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation
(1) Constancio's rejection of Paine's deism illustrates that liberals were selective in their borrowings from the ├ö├ç├┐canonical├ö├ç├û Enlightenment.(2) Far from being based in a biblical vision, the case for intelligent design seems to lead at best to a kind of deism .(3) They see economics as a product of Enlightenment rationalism, along with deism , atheism, the chaos of the French Revolution and other un-Christian aspects of the modern age.(4) Hobbes's idea of a natural religion can fairly be described as deist, and his blend of deism and civil religion was to prove prophetic of much Enlightenment thinking.(5) He drifted gradually from deism into pantheism.(6) In terms of religion, Napoleon bordered between deism and atheism.(7) As a thinker he advanced from theological liberalism to deism , then pantheism and possibly to atheism.(8) In addition, what we now know of quantum mechanics renders deism inadequate theology because the universe doesn't unfold in a rigorously deterministic manner.(9) As a result, no religious acknowledgment could claim to be an instance of ceremonial deism if it explicitly favored one particular religious belief system over another.(10) He did not, however, stray too far from deism ; he placed little faith in the use of prayers for specific personal requests or miracles.(11) As a prelude to this Genesis-geology controversy, the eighteenth century also witnessed the spread of two competing but largely similar worldviews: deism and atheism.(12) And since he asserts that atheism equals nihilism, and deism equals atheism lite, then I must really be a nihilist.(13) Not only was Newton not a deist; he believed deism heretical and harmful.(14) He reacts against the heresy of deism , the belief that God wound up the universe in the beginning but lets it run without intervention.(15) The solicitor general fell into the trap of defending the phrase as a revered historical curiosity, an expression of ceremonial deism , and something good for reinforcing patriotic sentiment.(16) As I stated previously, in 18th century deism there were two keys to distinguishing between deism and theism in its various forms.
(1) deism :: deïsme
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