Definitions for monotheismˈmɒn ə θiˌɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mon•o•the•ismˈmɒn ə θiˌɪz əm(n.)
the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Origin of monotheism:
1650–60; mono - + (poly )theism
belief in a single God
The belief in a single god; especially within an organized religion.
Origin: A learned 17th-century coinage, from mono- (μονός) and -theism (θεός + ) The term parallels the earlier polytheism, atheism (the simplex theism being slightly later).
the doctrine or belief that there is but one God
Monotheism is defined by the Encyclopædia Britannica as belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church gives a more restricted definition: "belief in one personal and transcendent God", as opposed to polytheism and pantheism. A distinction may be made between exclusive monotheism, exemplified by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and both inclusive monotheism and pluriform monotheism which, while recognising many distinct gods, postulate some underlying unity. In this broader sense of the word, monotheistic religions include Atenism, the Bahá'í Faith, Cao Dai, Cheondoism, Deism, Eckankar, Hinduism, Ravidassia, Seicho no Ie, Sikhism, Tenrikyo and Zoroastrianism.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
belief in the existence of one God, or the divine unity, or that the Divine Being, whether twofold, as in dualism, threefold, as in Trinitarianism, is in essence and in manifestation one.
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