What does the word deism mean?

Usage examples for deism

  1. Of course, speculative Mysticism is nearer to Pantheism than to Deism; but I think it is possible heartily to eschew Deism without falling into the opposite error. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  2. In Moore's day, however, under the impact of deism and the developing rationalism, the concept of a particular Providence in orthodox theology had become so subtilized that the older idea of direct and striking intervention in human affairs all but disappeared. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  3. To do any kind of justice to the book, it must be read in the light of Deism. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton