theist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj theist of or relating to theism
    • n theist one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Theist One who believes in the existence of a God; especially, one who believes in a personal God; -- opposed to atheist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n theist One who believes in the existence of a God; especially, one who believes in a God who sustains a personal relation to his creatures. In the former sense opposed to atheist, in the latter to deist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Theist one who believes in God
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Quotations

  • Walter Lippmann
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    “When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. théiste,. See Theism
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. theos, God.

Usage

In literature:

With the ideas of God which 'Theists' hold, we can, as Christians, most cordially sympathise.
"Modern Substitutes for Christianity" by Pearson McAdam Muir
The difference between them was that Rousseau was a fervent theist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
They were not Theists; Christ was a name symbolical of humanity, and they were, as a matter of fact, Christian men.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Though a Theist, like Bacon, he puts aside final causes.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Paine was a Republican, a theist, and a social reformer.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
As for people entirely savage, they can be counted neither among the theists nor among the atheists.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
What is a true theist?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Indeed, it is not possible for the Theist to imagine a beginning to the universe.
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
But let me just briefly examine these arguments put forward so confidently by leading Theists.
"Nature and the Gods" by Arthur B. Moss
He was at least a Theist.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
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In news:

Non-theists to converge on Charleston Marriott Sept 28-30.
I recently read the powerful conversion story of The Raving Theist, formerly The Raving Atheist, who was once one of the most popular atheist bloggers in the world.
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