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Encyclopedia > List of deists

This is a partial list of people who have been categorized as deists, the belief in a God based on natural religion only, or belief in religious truths discovered by people through a process of reasoning, independent of any revelation through scripture or prophets. They have been selected for their influence on Deism, or for their fame in other areas. For other uses, see Ceremonial Deism. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Natural theology is the knowledge of God accessible to all rational human beings without recourse to any special or supposedly supernatural revelation. ... Revelation of the Last Judgment by Jacob de Backer Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown, which could not be known apart from the unveiling (Goswiller 1987 p. ... Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. ... For other senses of this word, see Prophet (disambiguation). ...

For other persons named Adam Smith, see Adam Smith (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Alexander Pope (disambiguation). ... Professor Antony Garrard Newton Flew (born February 11, 1923) is a British philosopher. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... For other uses, see Cicero (disambiguation). ... This article is about the philosopher. ... Edward Herbert, portrait by Isaac Oliver(1560–1617) Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (March 3, 1583 – August 20, 1648) was a British soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... For other uses, see Ethan Allen (disambiguation). ... Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781), writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic, was one of the most outstanding German representatives of the Enlightenment era. ... Brett Gurewitz (born May 12, 1962) Los Angeles,CA. Also known as Mr. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... For other persons named James Madison, see James Madison (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Locke, see John Locke (disambiguation). ... John Toland (November 30, 1670 - March 11, 1722) Very little is known about his true origins other than the fact that he was born in Ardagh on the Inishowen Peninsula, a predominantly Catholic and Irish speaking region, in north west Ulster. ... Reverend Keith R. Wright (b. ... Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist of the 19th century. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Matthew Tindal (c. ... Maximilien François Marie Odenthalius Isidore de Robespierre [1] (IPA: ; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) is one of the best-known leaders of the French Revolution. ... Moses Mendelssohn Moses Mendelssohns glasses, in the Berlin Jewish Museum Moses Mendelssohn (Dessau, September 6, 1729 – January 4, 1786 in Berlin) was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the renaissance of European Jews, Haskalah, (the Jewish enlightenment) is indebted. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... For the member of the National Assembly for Wales, see Paul Davies (Welsh politician). ... For other persons of the same name, see Thomas Paine (disambiguation). ... Victor-Marie Hugo (pronounced ) (February 26, 1802 — May 22, 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France. ... For the singer of the same name, see Voltaire (musician). ... William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ...

See also

These are articles that list people of a particular religious or political belief. ...

References

  1. ^ The Times obituary of Adam Smith
  2. ^ Hume's religious views are very ambiguous, as he lived in a time when explicit opposition to Church doctrine could mean death. Most attempts to analyze his spiritual views are based on his philosophical dialogs, and experts are split on whether he was an atheist or a deist based on these. [1]
  3. ^ "“I don’t believe in a God who does much. But I do believe in God, for some reason that I can’t explain.”" Paste Magazine, August 1, 2007[2]
  4. ^ "Although [Jefferson] was elected to an Anglican parish vestry, no record exists of his having served in that capacity. He was famous for not attending church and did so semiregularly only during his presidency and near the end of his life. To friends, he referred to himself variously as a 'Theist,' 'Deist,' 'Unitarian,' 'Rational Christian,' and 'Epicurean'; 'I am a sect unto myself, as far as I know,' he wrote." America's Founding Faiths, by Forrest Church, UU World magazine, Vol. XXI, Nol 4, Winter 2007.
  5. ^ "This is a personal essay submitted by Rev. Keith R. Wright, president of the United Deist Church. Copyright © 2003 by Keith R. Wright Originally written: 2003-JAN- Latest update: 2003-DEC-22 Author: Keith R. Wright
  6. ^ Essays and commentaries on Deism and revealed religions
  7. ^ Marlon Brando

External links

  • PONDER List of Famous Deists

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What is a Deist? (732 words)
The first deist in England is often thought to be Lord Herbert of Cherbury, who in the 17th century, formulated that a supreme power, existed, should be worshipped, receive offerings of penance, and that a lasting kingdom existed after death.
Usually, George Washington is included in the list of deists.
Many Deists that I know attend UU churches, since Deism and the UU are intertwined in many ways throughout their separate histories.
Deism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1294 words)
Deists reject both organized and revealed religion and maintain that reason is the essential element in all knowledge.
Historically, many deists adhered to this view; others hold a more pantheist or pandeist view that in creating the world, God became the world and does not exist as a separate entity from it; while some hold that God intervenes only as a subtle and pervasive force in the universe.
Deists maintain that the opposite is true and that this view leads to a feeling of awe and reverence based on the fact that personal growth and a constant search for knowledge is required.
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