Absolutism: system of government control by a single Absolute ruler; autocracy.
Absurdism: doctrine that we live in an irrational, puzzling universe.
Academicism: doctrine that supposes nothing can be known.
Accidentalism: theory that proposes events do not have probable causes.
Acosmism: disbelief in existence of an eternal universe distinct from God.
Adamitism: nakedness for religious reasons.
Adevism: denial of the gods of mythology and legends.
Adiaphorism: doctrine of theological indifference or latitudinarianism.
Adoptionism: belief that Christ was adopted and was not the natural son of God.
Aestheticism: doctrine that beauty is central to other moral principles.
Agapism: ethics of love.
Agathism: belief in ultimate triumph of good, even despite evil means.
Agnosticism: doctrine that we can know nothing beyond material phenomena.
Anarchism: doctrine which stresses that government is useless and should just be abolished.
Animism: the attribution of soul to inanimate objects.
Annihilationism: doctrine that the wicked are utterly and totally destroyed after death.
Anthropomorphism: attribution of human qualities to non-human things.
Anthropotheism: belief that gods are only deified men.
Antidisestablishmentarianism: doctrine system opposed to removing the Church of England's official religion status.
Antilapsarianism: denial of doctrine of the fall of humanity.
Antinomianism: doctrine of rejection of moral laws.
Antipedobaptism: denial of validity of infant baptisms.
Apocalypticism: doctrine of the imminent end of the world.
Asceticism: doctrine that a style of self-denial of the body permits spiritual enlightenment.
Aspheterism: denial of the rights to own private property.
Atheism: belief that there is no God.
Atomism: belief that the universe consists of small indivisible particles.
Autosoterism: belief that one can obtain salvation through oneself.
Autotheism: belief that one is God incarnate or that one is Christ.
Bitheism: belief in two gods.
Bonism: doctrine emphasizing that the world is just good, not perfect.
Bullionism: belief in the importance of metal currency in economics.
Capitalism: doctrine that private ownership and free markets should govern economy.
Casualism: the belief that chance events govern all things.
Catabaptism: belief in wrongness of infant baptisms.
Catastrophism: belief in severe rapid geological and biological changes.
Collectivism: doctrine of communal control of means of production.
Collegialism: theory that church is separate from state.
Conceptualism: theory that universal truths exist as mental concepts.
Conservatism: belief in maintaining political and social traditions.
Constructivism: belief that knowledge and reality do not have an objective value.
Cosmism: belief the cosmos is a self-existing whole.
Cosmotheism: the belief that identifies God with the cosmos.
Deism: belief in God, but rejection of religions.
Determinism: doctrine that events are predetermined by preceding important events or laws.
Diphysitism: belief in the dual nature of Christ.
Ditheism: belief in two equal gods, one good and one evil.
Ditheletism: doctrine that Christ had two wills.
Dualism: doctrine the universe is controlled by two pertinent forces, good and evil.
Egalitarianism: belief that all people ought to be equal in rights and privileges.
Egoism: doctrine that pursuit of self-interest is the highest good.
Egotheism: identification of oneself with God.
Eidolism: belief in ghosts.
Emotivism: theory that moral statements are inherently biased.
Empiricism: doctrine that the experience of the senses is the only source of knowledge.
Entryism: doctrine of joining a group to change its policies.
Epiphenomenalism: doctrine that mental processes are epiphenomena of brain activity.
Eternalism: the belief that matter has existed eternally.
Eudaemonism: ethical belief that happiness equals morality.
Euhemerism: explanation of mythology as growing out of past history.
Existentialism: doctrine of individual human responsibility in an unfathomable universe.
Experientialism: doctrine that knowledge comes from experience.
Fallibilism: the doctrine that empirical knowledge is uncertain.
Fatalism: doctrine that events are fixed and humans are totally powerless.
Fideism: doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.
Finalism: belief that an end has or can eventually be reached.
Fortuitism: belief in evolution by chance variations.
Functionalism: system of utility and function.
Geocentrism: belief that Earth is center of the universe.
Gnosticism: belief that freedom derives solely from knowledge.
Gradualism: belief that things proceed by degrees.
Gymnobiblism: belief that the Bible's essence can be presented to unlearned people without commentary.
Hedonism: belief that pleasure is the highest good.
Henism: doctrine that there is only one kind of existence.
Henotheism: belief in one tribal god, but not as the only god.
Historicism: belief that all phenomena are historically determined.
Holism: doctrine that parts of any thing must be understood in relation to the whole.
Holobaptism: belief in baptism with total immersion in water.
Humanism: belief that human interests and mind are paramount.
Humanitarianism: doctrine the highest moral obligation is to improve universal human welfare.
Hylomorphism: belief that matter is cause of the universe.
Hylopathism: belief in ability of matter to affect the spiritual world.
Hylotheism: belief that the universe is purely material.
Hylozoism: doctrine that all matter is endowed with life.
Idealism: belief that our experiences of the world consist of ideas.
Identism: doctrine that objective and subjective, or matter and mind, are identical.
Ignorantism: doctrine emphasizing ignorance as a favorable thing.
Illuminism: belief in a personal inward spiritual light.
Illusionism: belief that the external world is philosophy.
Imagism: doctrine of use of precise images with unrestricted subjects.
Immanentism: belief in an immanent or permanent god.
Immaterialism: the doctrine that there is no material substance.
Immoralism: rejection of morality.
Indifferentism: trust that all religions are equally valid.
Individualism: belief that the individual's interests and rights are paramount.
Instrumentalism: doctrine that ideas are instruments of actions.
Intellectualism: belief that all knowledge is derived from reason.
Interactionism: belief that mind and body act on each other.
Introspectionism: doctrine that knowledge of mind must derive from introspection.
Intuitionism: belief that the perception of truth is by intuition.
Irreligionism: system of belief that is hostile to religions.
Kathenotheism: polytheism in which each god is considered single and supreme.
Kenotism: doctrine that Christ rid himself of divinity in becoming human.
Laicism: doctrine of opposition to clergy and priests.
Latitudinarianism: doctrine of broad liberality in religious beliefs and conduct.
Laxism: belief that an unlikely opinion may be safely followed.
Legalism: belief that salvation depends on strict adherence to the law.
Liberalism: doctrine of social change and tolerance.
Libertarianism: doctrine that personal liberty is the highest value.
Malism: the belief that the world is evil.
Materialism: belief that matter is the only extant substance.
Mechanism: belief that life is explainable by mechanical forces.
Meliorism: the belief the world tends to become better.
Mentalism: belief that the world can be explained as aspects of the mind.
Messianism: belief in just a single messiah or saviour.
Millenarianism: belief that an ideal society will be produced in the near future.
Modalism: belief in unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Monadism: theory that ultimate units of being exist.
Monergism: theory the Holy Spirit alone can act.
Monism: belief that all things are connected, which would be thrown into a single category.
Monophysitism: belief that Christ embodied divinity of God in a human form.
Monopsychism: belief that all individuals share a mingled eternal soul.
Monotheism: belief in one God.
Monotheletism: belief that Christ had one will.
Mortalism: belief that the soul is mortal and dies.
Mutualism: theory highlighting mutual dependence in society and the individual.
Nativism: belief in embedded inborn thoughts of the mind.
Naturalism: belief that the world can be explained in terms of natural force.
Necessarianism: belief that actions are determined by history; offshoot of fatalism.
Neonomianism: theory that gospel abrogates earlier memorable moral codes.
Neovitalism: theory that total material explanation is impossible.
Nihilism: shameless condemning of all reality; extreme scepticism.
Nominalism: doctrine contending that naming a thing effectively defines reality.
Nomism: belief that moral conduct consists of observance of law.
Noumenalism: belief in existence of noumena (objects, events known only to imagination, independent of senses).
Nullibilism: denial that the soul exists in space.
Numenism: belief in local gods, deities, or spirits.
Objectivism: doctrine that all reality is objective.
Omnism: belief in all religions.
Optimism: attitude of optimal confidence, affirming that we live in the best of all possible worlds.
Organicism: doctrine defining life or society as one giant organism.
Paedobaptism: doctrine of infant baptism.
Panaesthetism: theory that consciousness is generally inherent in matter.
Pancosmism: theory that the material universe is all that exists.
Panentheism: belief that the world is part of, but not all of, God's being.
Panpsychism: theory that all nature has a psychic side.
Pansexualism: theory that all thought, action is derived from sexual instinct.
Panspermatism: belief in origin of life from united extraterrestrial germs.
Pantheism: belief that the universe is God; belief in many gods.
Panzoism: belief in humans and animals sharing one common vital life energy.
Parallelism: belief that matter and mind do not interact but do relate.
Pejorism: downbeat dogma brimming with horrific doom and gloom.
Perfectibilism: doctrine that as humans we are able to attain infallible perfection.
Perfectionism: belief that moral perfection constitutes the highest value.
Personalism: doctrine of spiritual freedom of humans.
Pessimism: ideation deeming the whole universe essentially one hideous evil.
Phenomenalism: belief that phenomena are the only realities.
Physicalism: belief that all phenomena reduces to verifiable assertion.
Physitheism: doctrine relegating physical form and attributes to deities.
Pluralism: doctrine noting that reality consists of several kinds or entities.
Polytheism: belief in more than one God.
Positivism: ideology noting that which is not observable is not knowable.
Pragmatism: doctrine weighing the practical value of philosophy.
Predestinarianism: belief that whatever is to occur has already been foreordained.
Prescriptivism: belief that do-good moral edicts are merely orders with no basic truth value.
Primitivism: doctrine highlighting a simple natural life as the morally best condition.
Privatism: attitude of avoided involvement in outside interests.
Probabiliorism: belief that when in doubt one must choose the most likely answer (Would that be multiple choice or T/F?).
Probabilism: belief that knowledge is always probable but never absolute.
Psilanthropism: denouncement of the divinity of Christ.
Psychism: belief in a universal soul.
Psychomorphism: doctrine imagining that inanimate objects (wood, fire, wind, diamond) have human mentality.
Psychopannychism: belief contending souls go to sleep from death to resurrection.
Psychotheism: doctrine that God is a spiritual entity.
Pyrrhonism: total or radical indignant skepticism.
Quietism: doctrine of enlightenment through mental tranquility; meditation.
Racism: belief that race is the main determinant of human capabilities.
Rationalism: belief that reason is the fundamental source of knowledge.
Realism: doctrine that objects of cognition are real.
Reductionism: belief that complex phenomena are reducible to simpler ones.
Regalism: doctrine of supremacy of a monarch in church affairs.
Representationalism: doctrine that ideas rather than external objects are basis of knowledge.
Republicanism: belief defining a republic as the best form of government.
Resistentialism: odd theory that inanimate objects display malice toward humans.
Romanticism: belief in documenting sentimental feeling in artistic expression.
Sacerdotalism: belief that priests are necessary mediators between God and mankind.
Sacramentarianism: belief that sacraments have unusual properties.
Scientism: belief that the methods of science are universal truths.
Self-determinism: doctrine that the deeds of a self are determined by itself.
Sensationalism: belief that ideas originate solely in sensation.
Siderism: belief that the stars influence human affairs.
Skepticism: doctrine noting that true knowledge is always uncertain.
Socialism: doctrine of centralized state control of wealth and property.
Solarism: excessive use of solar myth in explaining mythology.
Solifidianism: doctrine that faith alone will ensure salvation.
Solipsism: theory that self-existence is the only identified certainty.
Somatism: doctrine defending materialism.
Spatialism: belief that matter has only spatial, temporal, causal properties.
Spiritualism: belief contending that nothing is real except the soul.
Stercoranism: belief noting that the consecrated Eucharist is digested and evacuated.
Stoicism: doctrine dedicated to indifference to pleasure or pain.
Subjectivism: doctrine contending that all knowledge is subjective.
Substantialism: belief that there is a real existence underlying phenomena.
Syndicalism: doctrine of direct worker control of capital.
Synergism: belief that human will and divine will cooperate in enlightenment.
Terminism: doctrine that there is a time limit for repentance.
Thanatism: belief that the soul dies with the body.
Theism: belief in the existence of God without revelation.
Theocentrism: belief that God is the central fact of existence.
Theopantism: belief that God is the only reality.
Theopsychism: belief that the soul is of a divine nature.
Thnetopsychism: belief the soul dies with the body, to be reborn on the day of judgement.
Titanism: spirit of revolt or defiance against social conventions.
Tolerationism: doctrine of toleration of different religious beliefs.
Totemism: belief that a group has a special kinship which coincides with an object or animal.
Transcendentalism: theory that emphasizes that which transcends the senses.
Transmigrationism: belief that the soul continues on in other body at the time of death.
Trialism: doctrine that humans have three separate essences (body, soul, spirit).
Tritheism: belief that the members of the Trinity are distinct gods.
Triumphalism: belief in the superiority of one particular religious creed.
Tuism: theory that individuals have a second or other self.
Tutiorism: doctrine that one benefits from taking the safer moral course.
Tychism: theory that accepts the role of pure chance, accident.
Ubiquitarianism: contention that Christ is everywhere.
Undulationism: theory of how light above consists of waves.
Universalism: belief in one universal salvation.
Utilitarianism: belief that action's utility determines good moral value.
Vitalism: doctrine that highlights a vital force behind life.
Voluntarism: belief that the will dominates the intellect.
Zoism: doctrine that life originates from a single unique vital principle.
Zoomorphism: concept of a god or man in animal form (shamanism, voodoo).
Zootheism: embodiment of divine godlike qualities within an animal.
Whew! It's all Twilight Zone (do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do,
do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do) gobbledegook to me!
Nominated in April 2009.
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