By: Morgan Salazar and Julianne Sulski
-Deism became famous in the 17th and 18th centuries during the age of enlightenment.
-Deism or “the religion of nature” was a form of rational theology that emerged among “freethinking” Europeans.
-Many people during this time became interested in scientific explorations about the world and became more skeptical of magic and miracles.
-they denied that the Bible was the revealed word of God and rejected scripture as a source of religious doctrine
-They believed that the universe has a creator but the nature of the creator is something we must all discover for ourselves. They use both logic and reason to understand there creator.
-people who believe in deism think that since god can't manifest himself directly, he can only be understood through reason and the study of the universe he created.
-Not many people today believe in deism.
-it's not as relevant in our world today considering most people are very religious and have there different beliefs.
Published the "Age of Reason" which helped popularize deism throughout the USA and Europe.
He was considered the "father of English deism", and his book De Veritate, was the first major statement of deism.
Writings of David Hume are sometimes credited with causing or contributing to the decline of deism.