DEMIURGE (δημιουργός) (1) originally, a skilled workman; (2) later, to describe
God, as the maker of the world, as "Architect.'' Socrates and Plato represented
God under the image of Architect,—the World-Builder. For Plato's treatment, see
specially the Timæus, Ueberweg's
Hist., I. 123; Schwegler's Hist., 79, 82.