Month 5- Word of the day 23

Deism

means

A rationalist Enlightenment philosophy, best represented by a school of thought popular among English writers of the 17th and 18th centuries. According to this view, God is seen as Creator, but as one who stopped being involved with the world sometime after it was created.

Deism, vocabulary

Deism | by PinkMoose Deism

Month 5 – Word of the Day 22

Secularization Thesis

means

A historical process in which religion is losing a presumed central place in society, perhaps as an unavoidable consequence of modernization, through institutional differentiation, changing patterns of legitimation and authority, rationalization, privatization, and individuation. It implies a unilinear historical development positing an inevitable decline of religion and /or religiosity.

Secularization thesis, vocabulary

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