Definition of Theism

1. Noun. The doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods.

Generic synonyms: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Specialized synonyms: Monotheism, Polytheism, Pantheism, Pantheism
Antonyms: Atheism
Derivative terms: Theist, Theistic, Theistical



Definition of Theism

1. n. The belief or acknowledgment of the existence of a God, as opposed to atheism, pantheism, or polytheism.

2. n. The morbid condition resulting from the excessive use of tea.

Definition of Theism

1. Noun. (religion) Belief in the existence of at least one deity. ¹

2. Noun. (religion) Belief in the existence of a personal creator God, present and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe. The God may be known by or through revelation (i.e, with no evidence other than faith or introspection). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Theism

1. belief in the existence of a god [n -S]

Medical Definition of Theism

1. The belief or acknowledgment of the existence of a God, as opposed to atheism, pantheism, or polytheism. Origin: From Gr. God; probably akin to to pray for, spoken by God, decreed: cf. F. Theisme. Cf. Enthusiasm, Pantheon, Theology. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Theism

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1905)
"Bowne, Borden F. Aspects of theism. Keic Englander, xxxi, 1872, pp. 447-468. ... Selections from the literature of theism, lidin., 1904, pp. 472. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In other words philosophical theism as such ought to furnish the rational ... Now all these data—in so far as they relate strictly to theism—are contained ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Science, if indeed unwilling to protest against the anthropomorphizing of the highest, can do nothing to support it, and can not concur with theism in ..."

4. A Student's Philosophy of Religion by William Kelley Wright (1922)
"It only escaped the narrowness and animosities of theism by a vision of gentle ... Less concerned than theism to effect miraculous changes in the external ..."

5. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1883)
"HARRIS' "PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF theism." The Philosophical Basis of theism, an examination of the personality of man to ascertain his capacity to know and ..."

6. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"60 The weakness of Deism, ..... .61 Need of a living theism, which has its correlate in Revelation, 62 Insecurity of a theism cut off from Christ—Rathbone ..."

7. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1883)
"HARRIS' "PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF theism." The Philosophical Basis of theism, an examination of the personality of man to ascertain his capacity to know and ..."

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