Part of speech: noun

The belief of the existence of God, with disbelief of Christianity.

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Usage examples "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", 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)", 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", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.