American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Theism

THE’ISM, n. [from Gr. God.] The belief or acknowledgment of the existence of a God, as opposed to atheism. Theism differs from deism, for although deism implies a belief in the existence of a God, yet it signifies in modern usage a denial of revelation, which theism does not.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Theism," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed May 29, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AYWHTHEQ4XAVR5.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Theism." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 29 May. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AYWHTHEQ4XAVR5.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Theism' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 May 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AYWHTHEQ4XAVR5.