Complete Definition of "Deism"

see|deism
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/deɪ'Ä­z'Ém/

Noun
rfc-level|Noun at L4+ not in L3 Ety section
en-noun|-

  1. The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.
  2. alternative spelling of|deism

Usage notes
Reference to the 17th and 18th century movement is more frequently capitalized, while reference to the general philosophy or belief is more frequently not capitalized.

Quotations
seecites|deism

Category:Religion

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