demiurge


demi·urge

noun \ˈde-mē-ˌərj\

Definition of DEMIURGE

1
capitalized
a :  a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas
b :  a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world
2
:  one that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power
demi·ur·gic \-jik\ also demi·ur·gi·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin of DEMIURGE

Late Latin demiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, literally, artisan, one with special skill, from dēmios of the people (from dēmos people) + -ourgos worker (from ergon work) — more at demagogue, work
First Known Use: 1840

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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