from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The doctrine that God is the sole causal actor and that all events are merely occasions on which God brings about what are normally thought of as their effects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A metaphysical doctrine that holds that all events are occasioned (caused) by God himself
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The system of occasional causes; -- a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the soul and the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In philosophy, the doctrine that mind and matter can produce effects upon each other only through the direct intervention of God; the doctrine of occasional causes. See under occasional.
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