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Agnosticism

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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A term coined by T. H Huxley. to denote that attitude which, unlike theism (conviction that God exists) and

Agnosticism

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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(Gk., a + gnōstos, ‘not know’).

A position distinguished from theism and atheism equally, by its view that neither

agnosticism

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Philosophical viewpoint according to which it is impossible either to demonstrate or refute the existence of a supreme being or

AGNOSTICISM

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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As originally formulated in the nineteenth century by T. H. Huxley, agnosticism designated an attitude of suspended judgment, particularly in religious matters. In this sense, it meshed in ... More
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Darwin's bulldog, Thomas Henry Huxley, coined the term ‘agnostic’ in 1869 in response to issues raised by the

Alexander Campbell Fraser

Alexander Campbell Fraser  

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(1819–1914)Alexander Campbell Fraser was born at Ardchattan in Argyll on 8 September 1819 and died in Edinburgh on 2 December 1914. His mother was the daughter of a Campbell ...
Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall  

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(1842–1924)British economist, regarded as one of the founders of the neoclassical school in economics.Marshall was born in London and graduated in mathematics from St John's College, Cambridge. He ...
Andrew Martin Fairbairn

Andrew Martin Fairbairn  

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(1838–1912), Congregational theologian. He was the first principal of Mansfield College, Oxford (1886–1909). After visiting Germany, he warmly advocated theological liberalism. His eloquence, ...
Anthony John Patrick Kenny

Anthony John Patrick Kenny  

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(1931– ).British philosopher who has written on topics in the philosophy of mind, medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, the philosophy of Descartes, moral ...
Arthur James Balfour

Arthur James Balfour  

(b. Whittingehame, East Lothian, 25 July 1848; d. Woking, 19 Mar. 1930)British; leader of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury 1891–2, 1895–1902, Prime Minister 1902–5, Foreign ...
atheism

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The theory or belief that God does not exist. The word comes (in the late 16th century, via French) from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.
Bertram Mitchell Laing

Bertram Mitchell Laing  

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(1887–1960)B. M. (‘Bertie’) Laing was born at Newton Premnay, a farm near Aberdeen, on 24 November 1887 and died in Sheffield on 16 May 1960. He was a student ...
David Masson

David Masson  

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(1822–1907),biographer, critic, journalist, was successively professor of English literature at University College London (1853) and Edinburgh University (1865). He is remembered for his standard ...
deism

deism  

Belief in a god who created the universe but does not govern worldly events, does not answer prayers, and has no direct involvement in human affairs. deist n. One who espouses deism. Compare ...
Edward Clodd

Edward Clodd  

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(1840–1930).By profession a banker, he was an excellent example of the part-time Victorian folklorist: widely read, articulate, and intelligent, making major contributions to the scholarship of the ...
Emanation

Emanation  

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Expressions of power or wisdom from a higher being, making connection between an uninvolved or uncontaminated source, and imperfect (because contingent) appearance. Emanations are characteristically ...
Eric Strickland Waterhouse

Eric Strickland Waterhouse  

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(1879–1964)Eric Waterhouse was born in Peatling Magna, Leicestershire and died in Epsom on 10 April 1964. He entered the Methodist ministry in 1901, being trained at Richmond College to ...
fideism

fideism  

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A view that is pessimistic about the role of reason in achieving knowledge of things divine, and that emphasizes instead the merit of acts of faith.
Frederic Harrison

Frederic Harrison  

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(1831–1923),professor of jurisprudence and international law to the Inns of Court (1877–89), and from 1880 to 1905 president of the English Positivist Committee, formed to disseminate the doctrines ...
Frederick Robert Tennant

Frederick Robert Tennant  

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(1866–1957)Frederick Robert Tennant was born in Burslem, Staffordshire on 1 September 1866 and died in Cambridge on 9 September 1957. He was educated at Caius College, Cambridge in the ...

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