theism
noun Date: 1678 belief in the existence of a god or gods; specifically belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world • theist noun or adjectivetheistic also theistical adjectivetheistically adverb

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  • theism — theist /thee ist/, n., adj. theistic, theistical, adj. theistically, adv. /thee iz euhm/, n. 1. the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism). 2. belie …   Universalium

  • Theism — the view that there is one or more gods or goddesses.[13] More specifically, it may also mean the belief in God, a god, or gods, who is/are actively involved in maintaining the Universe. A theist can also take the position that he does not have… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • theism — Belief in the existence of God. Theism is also a morbid condition brought on by excessive tea drinking, but this is a different sense of the word, or an instance of homonymy . See also deism, monotheism, polytheism, and different topics within… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • theism — See deism. See deism, theism …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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