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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A title adopted by Francis F. Barham for his religious system, which honors ‘divinity’ as the all-supreme good, and describes religion as the life of God in the soul of man, a divinity of essential being rather than formal doctrine.

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