monolatry

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monolatry

(mɒˈnɒlətrɪ)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the exclusive worship of one god without excluding the existence of others
monolater, moˈnolatrist n
moˈnolatrous adj

monolatry

the worship of one god without excluding belief in others.
See also: God and Gods
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Noun1.monolatry - the worship of a single god but without claiming that it is the only godmonolatry - the worship of a single god but without claiming that it is the only god
worship - the activity of worshipping
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I would suggest that these would include, but not be limited to: the extension of monolatrous belief into a concept of "self-conscious monotheism" (using Halpern's term) or "the drive toward investiture of exclusive power and eventually exclusive divinity" (using Machinist's phrase), which eventually permeates religious thinking;(113) the eventual stripping away of sex and death from the divine;(114) and extending the notion that a deity can enter into a treaty with humans into a pervasive "covenant theology.
The worship of other deities was quite frequent in preexilic times, but there was a monolatrous party already in those times and absolute monotheism wa s first given explicit expression by Second Isaiah.
This monolatrous instinct was continued by ninth- and eighth-century prophetic voices in their criticism of the monarchy (vol.