Definition of theism
: belief in the existence of a god or gods; specifically : belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world
theistplay \-ist\ noun or adjective
theisticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Thoreau moves fluidly between the two, shuttling between the divine and the here-and-now, between theism and materialism.
Some theologians seemed to reject traditional notions of theism, even arguing that Jesus should be seen more as a human role model than an actual deity.
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Definition of theism for English Language Learners
: the belief that God exists or that many gods exist
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