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Meaning of "nontheist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NONTHEIST

nontheist  [ˌnɒnˈθiːɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NONTHEIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nontheist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NONTHEIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nontheism

Nontheism is a term that covers a range of both religious and nonreligious attitudes characterized by the absence or rejection of theism or any belief in a personal god or gods. It has become an umbrella term for summarizing various distinct and even mutually exclusive positions united by a naturalist approach, such as agnosticism, ignosticism, skepticism, and atheism. It is in use in the fields of Christian apologetics and general liberal theology. Sometimes used synonymously with the term atheism, it can also include positions of belief in a non-personal deity, such as deism, pantheism and transtheism. Nontheism can be expressed in a variety of ways. Strong or positive atheism is the positive belief that a god does not exist. Someone who does not think about the existence of a deity may be termed a weak or negative atheist, or more specifically implicitly atheist. Other, more qualified types of nontheism are often known as agnosticism: strong or positive agnosticism is the belief that it is impossible for humans to know whether or not any deities exist.

Definition of nontheist in the English dictionary

The definition of nontheist in the dictionary is a person who believes the existence or non-existence of God is irrelevant; a person who rejects as unimportant both theism and atheism. Other definition of nontheist is a person who rejects theism, whether as an atheist or agnostic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NONTHEIST


accompanyist
əˈkʌmpəniːɪst
antitheist
ˌæntɪˈθiːɪst
autotheist
ˌɔːtəʊˈθiːɪst
bluest
ˈbluːɪst
canoeist
kəˈnuːɪst
deist
ˈdiːɪst
ditheist
daɪˈθiːɪst
henotheist
ˈhenəʊˌθiːɪst
hygeist
ˈhaɪdʒiːɪst
hygieist
ˈhaɪdʒiːɪst
hylotheist
ˌhaɪləˈθiːɪst
misoneist
ˌmɪsəʊˈniːɪst
monotheist
ˈmɒnəʊˌθiːɪst
mythopoeist
ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪst
panentheist
ˌpænenˈθiːɪst
pharmacopoeist
ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːɪst
polytheist
ˈpɒlɪˌθiːɪst
scarabaeist
ˌskærəˈbiːɪst
tattooist
təˈtuːɪst
theist
ˈθiːɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NONTHEIST

nontax
nontaxable
nonteaching
nonteaching staff
nontechnical
nontemporal
nontenured
nonterminal
nonterminating
nontheatrical
nontheistic
nontheological
nontheoretical
nontherapeutic
nonthermal
nonthinking
nonthreatening
nontidal
nontitle
nontobacco

WORDS THAT END LIKE NONTHEIST

ableist
ageist
atheist
breist
cueist
feist
fideist
geist
heist
Kleist
pantheist
poltergeist
sizeist
tritheist
Zeist
zeitgeist

Synonyms and antonyms of nontheist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nontheist» into 25 languages

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The translations of nontheist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nontheist» in English.

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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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non-théiste
220 millions of speakers

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Nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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Nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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नॉनस्टिस्ट
75 millions of speakers

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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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nontheist
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Trends of use of nontheist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NONTHEIST»

The term «nontheist» is used very little and occupies the 153.372 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NONTHEIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nontheist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NONTHEIST»

Discover the use of nontheist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nontheist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rationality and Theistic Belief: An Essay on Reformed ...
No doubt, this is often a difficult distinction to make.1* The first examples indicate a certain overlap in experience between theist and nontheist. For example, presumably both theist and nontheist (can) see the natural scene and both (can) hear ...
Mark S. McLeod, 1993
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Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism
Neither the theist nor the nontheist can “prove” the truth of his position. But the theist offers a way of explaining the universe and the human place in it. The nontheist may discard the theist's position, may reject the theist's premises and ...
Byron L. Sherwin, 2013
3
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of ...
especially important when theists aim to draw upon elements of their theistic worldview that count among their warranted acceptances which are not shared by the nontheist. CDs of this sort can serve to preserve the reasonableness of theistic ...
Michael Murray, 2008
4
Return to Reason: A Critique of Enlightenment Evidentialism ...
Surely the theist will think it appropriate to stop only with God, yet the nontheist will stop at the universe. Father Frederick Copleston, in a famous debate with Russell, states the problem: If one does not wish to embark on the path which leads to ...
Kelly James Clark, 1990
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The Cambridge Companion to Atheism
Plantinga claims that the proposition the nontheist needs is: (f4) An omnipotent, omniscient person is wholly good only if he eliminates every evil, which is such that for every good that entails it, there is a greater good that does not entail it.5 ...
Michael Martin, 2006
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THE ETHOS OF A LATE-MODERN CITIZEN
The task for the nontheist is to find a way of figuring something comparable to this construction of equality and authoritative will so that each agent can see that she ought to restrain her behavior toward others. The difficulty of this task is pretty ...
Stephen K. White, 2009
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Questions of Miracle
It is his belief that if a nontheist acknowledges that certain occurrences stand as strong evidence for theism, then "the burden of proof is on [this person] to show why the evidence should be rejected or reinterpreted." Specifically, the nontheist  ...
Robert A. Larmer, 1996
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The New Pluralism: William Connolly and the Contemporary ...
The task for the nontheist is to find a way of figuring something comparable to this construction of equality and authoritative will so that each agent can see that he ought to constrain his behavior toward others. The difficulty of this task is pretty ...
David Campbell, Morton Schoolman, 2008
9
Good and Evil: Quaker Perspectives
Chapter. 16. Looking. Within: A. Nontheist. Perspective. David Boulton Quaker discourse on good and evil often takes as its starting point words Thomas Ellwood ascribed to George Fox when he wrote the early section of Fox's Journal.
Jackie Leach Scully, Pink Dandelion, 2007
10
Atheism: A Philosophical Justification
For example, theists are capable of achieving a state of spiritual tranquility and serenity while nontheists are not, and this state is qualitatively better than any state of happiness that a nontheist can reach. In reply, the following points can be  ...
Michael Martin, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NONTHEIST»

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Fight for the Lord: What happens when a Satanist and a Pastor try to …
"If it's a political agenda, if you're a nontheist and you believe Satan is a literary figure... if you don't believe in the devil, why call yourself a ... «Catholic Online, Jul 15»
2
RELIGION: The stigma of non-belief
There are many terms under the general heading of nontheist, due in part perhaps to the ignominy. The terms humanist, agnostic, skeptic and ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
3
As atheism grows in US, nontheists find place to meet in southern Utah
However, that nontheist minority is growing throughout the country and possibly in Utah as well. According to the Pew Research Center for the ... «The Independent | SUindependent.com, Jun 15»
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Gallup: Moral Attitudes Shifting to the Left
(Is a “None” necessarily a nontheist? Is a “Jew of no religion” really a Secular Humanistic Jew in waiting?) But religious beliefs and identity are ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Can there be an 'atheist vote'? Nonreligious set sights on 2016
Damerow, whose organization lobbies Congress on behalf of 17 nontheist organizations, including American Atheists, the American Humanist ... «Washington Post, May 15»
6
Group asks UT to end pregame prayers
A nontheist advocacy group is using a University of Toledo YouTube video as the basis for its allegation that the UT football program and head ... «Toledo Blade, May 15»
7
Octorara school board allows Boy Scout recruiting despite protest
She called hosting recruitment assemblies "an unethical scenario where nontheist families are targeted as unwelcomed members of society.". «LancasterOnline, Apr 15»
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Freethought Society challenges Octorara on Boy Scout policy
The Freethought Society, a national organization that advocates for the nontheist community, is drawing attention to the Octorara Area School ... «LancasterOnline, Apr 15»
9
Giving Peace a Chance
But how can this rosy outlook on violence be possible in the era of ISIL, nontheist bloggers being hacked to death, and death sentences for ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
10
Homophobia in American African Migrant Churches
The nontheist community can work and campaign for the respect and recognition of gay rights in the United States, Uganda, Nigeria, and in ... «GhanaWeb, Mar 15»

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