Theistic rationalism

Theistic rationalism is a hybrid of natural religion, Christianity, and rationalism, in which rationalism is the predominant element. According to Henry Clarence Thiessen, the concept of theistic rationalism first developed during the eighteenth century as a form of English and German Deism. The term "theistic rationalism" occurs as early as 1856, in the English translation of a German work on recent religious history. Some scholars have argued that the term properly describes the beliefs of some of the prominent Founding Fathers of the United States, including George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson, and Thomas Jefferson.
Theistic rationalists believe natural religion, Christianity, and rationalism typically coexist compatibly, with rational thought balancing the conflicts between the first two aspects. They often assert that the primary role of a persons religion should be to bolster morality, a fixture of daily life.
Theistic rationalists believe that God plays an active role in human life, rendering prayer effective. They accept parts of the Bible as divinely inspired, using reason as their criterion for what to accept or reject. Their belief that God intervenes in human affairs and their approving attitude toward parts of the Bible distinguish theistic rationalists from Deists.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury 1671-1713, has been described as an early theistic rationalist. According to Stanley Grean,

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fall within this category include other non - theistic life stances such as atheism, agnosticism and rationalism Atheist Foundation of Australia Human rights
organisation, established in 1927 in New Zealand for the promotion of rationalism and secular humanism. The principal aims are stated as: To advocate a
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resources include rebuttals to arguments made by religious apologists and theistic philosophers, transcripts of debates between believers and nonbelievers
constitution in France, with the advancement of atheism and the deprecation of theistic religion dating back as far as the French Revolution. In 2015, according
of eighteenth century enlightenment rationalism and nineteenth century freethought... A decidedly anti - theistic version of secular humanism, however
Nath Seal. He was elected president of Youngmen Interpretation and Theistic Endeavour Society He represented Brahmo Samaj in the World Conference
spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic and it does not accept supernatural views of reality. FIRA has so far
or ontologically distinct from it. Levine, Michael, Pantheism: A Non - Theistic Concept of Deity, Psychology Press, 1994, ISBN 9780415070645, pgs 44, 274 - 275
from the pantheistic tendency of Hegel s idealistic rationalism towards a more pronouncedly theistic position. The Hegelian identity of being and thought
Gospel narratives and the ontology of Christ through a Heideggerian and non - theistic lens. Greek Pilgrimage is an unabashedly hellenophilic meditation on the
Hindu philosophy. Hindu philosophy also includes several sub - schools of theistic philosophies that integrate ideas from two or more of the six orthodox