Deism has at minimum these attributes:
1. Belief in the existence of God, omnipotent Creator.
2. Belief that God can be understood and followed by reason alone
3. Follows a moral code derived from reason
4. Denial of ceremony, ritual, mysticism, special revelation (like the Bible), miracles or any kind of interventions by God to affect outcomes in the material world.
While Christianity and Deism are different belief systems, some called themselves "Christian Deists" to avoid the charge of heresy while believing as strict Deists, others adopted aspects of Christianity as it suited them (or vice versa).
Short prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Historical survey of the main proponents and their literature.
Historical survey and critique.
Series of articles finds strains of Deism in some books of the Bible.
Surveys and espouses traditional Deism. E-text resources and Deist quotations.
Explores the Deism of Hobbes, Locke, Tindal, and the influence of Hume.
Brief historical survey of the development of Deism in France, as espoused by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.
Brief survey of English Deists, the influences in philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn, and the Talmud's rejection of the concept.
James Kiefer discusses Butler's arguments against Deism.
Essay by Stephen Palmquist proposes that Kant is better classified as a Theist than as a Deist.
From the Modern History Sourcebook: A brief comparative analysis by Thomas Paine.
Promotes Deism and its beliefs with articles, forum, and chat.
Wilson calls himself a provisional Deist, affirming the likelihood of a prime mover. Interview by Jill Neimark.
Definition, history, quotes, and bibliography.
Article by Avery Cardinal Dulles surveys the origins and spread of Deism with an eye towards its inherent weakness to sustain itself.
Topical articles explaining the meaning, history, and tenets of Christian Deism.
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