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of or relating to deism

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Perhaps Mandeville does attach importance to the idea of Providence but only interprets the doctrine in a deistic fashion.
Among these 60 participants, there were only 29 mentions of moralistic, therapeutic, or deistic qualities of God, and 82 classic descriptors of God, of which 16 were historically central religious and theological concepts, 35 referred to trust in God, and 31 referred to ownership of one's faith, [chi square] (1, N = 110) = 25.
But it does bring us something radically different: any reference to any deistic belief can only be formulated in relative and concrete terms.
I'm not sure whether there was a specific moment in which science overtook the deistic explanation of existence.
Self-Directing Religious Coping: A Deistic God, Abandoning God, or No God at All?
A controversial deistic tract Lincoln authored is alluded to, and his growing reliance on prayer, particularly during his time in the White House, is traced with interesting effects.
Not surprisingly, Dworkin favorably discusses the nontheistic religions of Paul Tillich, Baruch Spinoza, and pantheism, although he only comes close to endorsing Spinoza's deistic version.
He shows that English Deistic writings were introduced by Yale College graduate Thomas Young to a young Connecticut ironmaster, the "fiercely independent" and dynamic Ethan Allen, who would, after a pivotal role in the political and military stages of the Revolution, retire, Candide-like, signing his letters "Clophopper Philosopher.
And yet the artist must still resolve a schizophrenic, deistic desire: to be the talk of the town while satisfying his powerful audience.
His deistic pantheism seemed out of touch with the growing skepticism about metaphysics and theology.
Still others view God as a disengaged deistic God, which is a God that created the world, yet is not directly involved in worldly matters.
Billings organizes his argument around a fundamental opposition between what he calls a Deistic approach and a Trinitarian approach.
Shortly after these musings, Antony Flew, who had been the most notable intellectual atheist in the English-speaking world until Richard Dawkins supplanted him, announced that he had come to believe in God (a deistic deity and not the full-blooded deity of ethical monotheism) on account of intelligent design arguments.
Tom Paine, Franklin's American protege and America's principal exponent of Deistic philosophy, was a propagandist for Deism.