Doctrines of deistic soc. founded 1796 in Fr. by theophilanthropists (from Gk. for lovers of God and man), who believed in God as the father of nature, in immortality of the soul, and in virtue, and who derived their thoughts from philosophies and religions of all times. See also Kairis, Theophilos.
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