Society: Religion_and_Spirituality: Deism
Abraham Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine
Chapter from the book "Religious Beliefs of Our Presidents," by Franklin Steiner (1936). Relates opinions of Lincoln's friends and biographers regarding the nature of his belief.
Alternative Perspectives: Separating God from Religion
Affirms God as the Creator of the universe and its laws, disaffirms religion as man-made myths and rituals.
Atheist Becomes Theist
Interview with former Atheist Antony Flew about his belief in Deism and the possibility of Theism.
BBC: Professor Antony Flew
Interview discussing Flew belief in the existence of an Aristotelian God.
Bibliomania: A Refutation of Deism
Short prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Cambridge History: The Deistical Controversy in English Theology
Historical survey of the main proponents and their literature.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Deism
Historical survey and critique.
From the Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
Deism Advocated in the Bible
Series of articles finds strains of Deism in some books of the Bible.
Deism and Reason
Surveys and espouses traditional Deism. E-text resources and Deist quotations.
Deism and the Enlightenment
Class lecture notes and recommended readings.
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.
The Deist Minimum
Article by Avery Cardinal Dulles surveys the origins and spread of Deism with an eye towards its inherent weakness to sustain itself.
The Deist's Reply
1836 book by Lysander Spooner argues against the miracles of Jesus as found in the Gospels.
News, forum, and library of audio sermons and articles.
Einstein on a Personal God
Excerpts illustrating belief in a supreme moral code while denying a personal God.
Enlightenment Glossary: Deism
Article discusses origins and cultural influences.
Portion of 1798 work by Samuel McCorkle arguing the superiority of Christianity to Deism.
The Human Jesus and Christian Deism
Topical articles explaining the meaning, history, and tenets of Christian Deism.
Hume and the American Deists on Miracles
Essay by James Dye discusses David Hume's influence on the Deism of Ethan Allen, Thomas Paine, and Elihu Palmer.
Jewish Encyclopedia: Deism
Brief survey of English Deists, the influences in philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn, and the Talmud's rejection of the concept.
Jill Neimark: Edward O. Wilson Interview
Wilson calls himself a provisional Deist, affirming the likelihood of a prime mover.
James Kiefer discusses Butler's arguments against Deism.
Kant's Theistic Solution
Essay by Stephen Palmquist proposes that Kant is better classified as a Theist than as a Deist.
Primer, quotes, and articles.
Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion
From the Modern History Sourcebook: A brief comparative analysis by Thomas Paine.
The Origins of Deism
Lecture by Terry Matthews traces the course and development of Deism.
Introduction and FAQ. Proposing that all reality exists within Deity and in process with Deity.
Based on the idea that the universe is a part of god, but not all of god.
Promotes Deism and its beliefs with articles, forum, and chat.
Presence on the Net of Deists for Enlightenment and Reason (PONDER)
Deist resources including online books and articles, poetry, and famous quotations.
Definition, history, quotes, and bibliography.
Rise and Fall of English Deism
Essay by Cky J. Carrigan provides historical survey, discusses proponents and main tenets, and analyzes its demise.
World View: Deism
Christian evaluation with positive and negative comments, bibliography of books by and critical of Deists.
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