Section Description for Deism Deism has at minimum these attributes: 1. Belief in the existence of God, omnipotent Creator. 2. Belief that God can be understood and followed by reason alone 3. Follows a moral code derived from reason 4. Denial of ceremony, ritual, mysticism, special revelation (like the Bible), miracles or any kind of interventions by God to affect outcomes in the material world. Christian Deism While Christianity and Deism are different belief systems, some called themselves "Christian Deists" to avoid the charge of heresy while believing as strict Deists, others adopted aspects of Christianity as it suited them (or vice versa). Deism Religion and Spirituality Society.
Deism gained prominence among intellectuals during the Age of Enlightenment —especially in Britain, France, Germany and the United States—who, raised as Christians, believed in one God but became disenchanted with organized religion and notions such as the Trinity, Biblical inerrancy and the supernatural interpretation of events such as miracles. (wikipedia)
- Deism A philosophical position which posits that a god does not interfere directly with the world.
- Pandeism A theological doctrine which combines aspects of pantheism with aspects of deism.
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- Ceremonial deism A legal term used in the United States for nominally religious statements and practices deemed to...
- Polydeism A polytheistic form of deism encompassing the belief that the universe was the collective...
- Christian deism A standpoint in the philosophy of religion, which branches from Christianity.
- Topical The Human Jesus and Christian Deism www
Topical articles explaining the meaning, Human Jesus and Christian Deism, history, and tenets of Christian Deism. The Human Jesus and Christian Deism.
- Excerpts Einstein on a Personal God www
Excerpts illustrating belief in a supreme moral code while denying a personal God. Einstein on a Personal God.
- Essay Kant's Theistic Solution www
Essay by Stephen Palmquist proposes that Kant is better classified as a Theist than as a Deist. Kant's Theistic Solution.
- Surveys Deism and Reason www
Surveys and espouses traditional Deism. and Reason. E-text resources and Deist quotations. Deism and Reason.
- Historical Wikipedia: Deism www
Historical survey. Wikipedia: Deism.
- From Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion www
From the Modern History Sourcebook: A brief comparative analysis by Thomas Paine. Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion.
- Christian World View: Deism www
Christian evaluation with positive and negative comments, View: Deism, bibliography of books by and critical of Deists. World View: Deism.
- Brief Jewish Encyclopedia: Deism www
Brief survey of English Deists, Encyclopedia: Deism, the influences in philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn, and the Talmud's rejection of the concept. Jewish Encyclopedia: Deism.
- Brief Deism, French www
Brief historical survey of the development of Deism in France, French, as espoused by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. Deism, French.
- Affirms Alternative Perspectives: Separating God from Religion www
Affirms God as the Creator of the universe and its laws, Perspectives: Separating God from Religion, disaffirms religion as man-made myths and rituals. Alternative Perspectives: Separating God from Religion.
- Article The Deist Minimum www
Article by Avery Cardinal Dulles surveys the origins and spread of Deism with an eye towards its inherent weakness to sustain itself. The Deist Minimum.
- Wilson Psychology Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World www
Wilson calls himself a provisional Deist, Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World, affirming the likelihood of a prime mover. Interview by Jill Neimark. Psychology Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World.
- The Deist's Reply www
1836 book by Lysander Spooner argues against the miracles of Jesus as found in the Gospels. The Deist's Reply.
- Historical Cambridge History: The Deistical Controversy in English Theology www
Historical survey of the main proponents and their literature. Cambridge History: The Deistical Controversy in English Theology.
- Short Bibliomania: A Refutation of Deism www
Short prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Bibliomania: A Refutation of Deism.
- James Joseph Butler www
James Kiefer discusses Butler's arguments against Deism. Joseph Butler.
- Introduction PanenDeism.com www
Introduction and FAQ. PanenDeism.com. Proposing that all reality exists within Deity and in process with Deity. PanenDeism.com.
- Essay Hume and the American Deists on Miracles www
Essay by James Dye discusses David Hume's influence on the Deism of Ethan Allen, and the American Deists on Miracles, Thomas Paine, and Elihu Palmer. Hume and the American Deists on Miracles.
- Definition, ReligiousTolerance.org: Deism www
Definition, Deism, history, quotes, and bibliography. ReligiousTolerance.org: Deism.
- Chapter Abraham Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine www
Chapter from the book "Religious Beliefs of Our Presidents, Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine," by Franklin Steiner (1936). Relates opinions of Lincoln's friends and biographers regarding the nature of his belief. Abraham Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine.
- Series Deism Advocated in the Bible www
Series of articles finds strains of Deism in some books of the Bible. Deism Advocated in the Bible.
- Promotes Positive Deism www
Promotes Deism and its beliefs with articles, Deism, forum, and chat. Positive Deism.
- Explores Deism, English www
Explores the Deism of Hobbes, English, Locke, Tindal, and the influence of Hume. Deism, English.
- Interview Atheist Becomes Theist www
Interview with former Atheist Antony Flew about his belief in Deism and the possibility of Theism. Atheist Becomes Theist.
- Historical Catholic Encyclopedia: Deism www
Historical survey and critique. Catholic Encyclopedia: Deism.
- A The Agnostic Light Temple www
A Spokane based agnostic church offering ordination by e-mail. The Agnostic Light Temple.
- Extensive Church of the Apathetic Agnostic www
Extensive site expressing agnosticism as a legitimate religious doctrine. the Apathetic Agnostic. Membership and ordination offered. Many essays regularly updated. Church of the Apathetic Agnostic.
- Is The Hundredth Sheep www
Is the Bible the word of God or an invention of man? The Hundredth Sheep.
- Bible The Bible Forum www
Bible debate forum, Bible Forum, everyone is welcome to express their views using Scripture. The purpose of this forum is to learn the truth. The Bible Forum.
- General Beliefnet.com: Deism www
General discussion board. Beliefnet.com: Deism.
- No Dynamic Deism Forum Archive www
No longer active, Deism Forum Archive, contains posts from 2003 through 2007. Dynamic Deism Forum Archive.
- Provocative Wikipedia: List of United States Presidential Religious Affiliations www
Provocative list indicating both official denominational memberships as well as supposed or inferred religious beliefs of the U. List of United States Presidential Religious Affiliations.S. Presidents. Wikipedia: List of United States Presidential Religious Affiliations.
- Online Six Historic Americans www
Online version of the book written by John E. Historic Americans. Remsburg in 1906 argues that Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were freethinkers or Deists. Six Historic Americans.
- Local Greater Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics www
Local Deists meet to discuss God, Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics, environmentalism, and religion. Greater Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics.
- Essays World Union of Deists www
Essays explaining main tenets, Union of Deists, promoting activism, criticizing Christianity and the Bible. Membership information, local chapters, newsletter. World Union of Deists.
- Stephen Deist Information www
Stephen Zinn explains how he came to believe in Deism. Information. Primer and chronology. Deist Information.
- Original The Light www
Original articles by Vynn Roehm extolling the reasonable, Light, immutable nature of God as revealed in creation. Annotated reading list. The Light.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
- Alexa: Deism Religion and Spirituality
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Deism Religion and Spirituality
- DMOZ: Deism Religion and Spirituality
dmoz.org Directory: Deism Religion and Spirituality