theist
Deist De"ist (d[=e]"[i^]st), n. [L. deus god: cf. F. d['e]iste. See {Deity}.] One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker. [1913 Webster]

Note: A deist, as denying a revelation, is opposed to a Christian; as, opposed to the denier of a God, whether {atheist} or {pantheist}, a deist is generally denominated {theist}. --Latham.

Syn: See {Infidel}.


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  • theist — (n.) 1660s, from Gk. theos god (see THEA (Cf. Thea)) + IST (Cf. ist). The original senses was that later reserved to deist: one who believes in a transcendant god but denies revelation. Later in 18c. theist was contrasted with deist, as allowing… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Theist — The ist, n. [Cf. F. th[ e]iste. See {Theism}.] One who believes in the existence of a God; especially, one who believes in a personal God; opposed to {atheist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theïst — Theïst, Anhänger des Theïsmus (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • theist — theism ► NOUN ▪ belief in the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe. Compare with DEISM(Cf. ↑deistic). DERIVATIVES theist noun theistic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek theos god …   English terms dictionary

  • theist — I noun one who believes in the existence of a god or gods • Derivationally related forms: ↑theistical, ↑theism • Hypernyms: ↑believer, ↑worshiper, ↑worshipper • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • theist — noun or adjective see theism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Theist — Das Wort „Theismus“ (gr. θεός theós „Gott“) bezeichnet im engeren Sinn den Glauben, dass es (genau) einen persönlichen, transzendenten, über alles herrschenden Schöpfergott gibt. Im weiteren Sinn ist damit der allgemeine Glaube gemeint, dass es… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • theist — See theism. * * * …   Universalium

  • theist — noun a) One who believes in the existence of a God; especially, one who believes in a personal God. b) One who discriminates based on religion. Ant: atheist See Also: theism …   Wiktionary

  • Theist — The|ịst 〈m. 16; Rel.〉 Anhänger, Vertreter des Theismus * * * The|ịst, der; en, en: Anhänger, Vertreter des Theismus …   Universal-Lexikon

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