Dystheism vs Theism - What's the difference?

dystheism | theism | Derived terms |

Dystheism is a derived term of theism.


As nouns the difference between dystheism and theism

is that dystheism is the belief that there is a god, but that this god is not good, and possibly, although not necessarily, evil while theism is (religion) belief in the existence of at least one deity.

dystheism

English

Noun

(-)
  • The belief that there is a god, but that this god is not good, and possibly, although not necessarily, evil.
  • Synonyms

    * maltheism

    theism

    English

    Noun

  • (belief system) Belief in the existence of at least one deity.
  • (belief system) Belief in the existence of a personal creator god, goddess, gods and/or goddesses present and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe. The God may be known by or through revelation.
  • * 1999 , Jeaneane D. Fowler, Humanism: Beliefs & Practices, page 66
  • The term stands in contradistinction to theism which, in its widest sense, means belief in a personal god, goddess, gods and/or goddesses.

    Derived terms

    * apatheism * bitheism * duotheism * dystheism * henotheism * kathenotheism * maltheism * monotheism * panentheism * pantheism * polytheism * suitheism * tritheism * tetratheism

    See also

    * agnosticism * atheism * deism * divine * henotheism * monotheism * pantheism * pandeism * polytheism