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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7), YHWH gradually absorbed the functions of the sun god (note the solar traits of God in many biblical texts) so that there was a development towards monolatry (not yet monotheism).
Sentiments of monolatry and monotheism are suggested in C.
2) However, Israelite folklore accepted inferior deities, and episodes that seemingly describe God's limitations suggest monolatry rather than monotheism.
He offers a history of humanity's procession from polytheism to monolatry (worship of only one god among many) to monotheism to (he hopes) a more loving religion.
This exclusivity distinguishes monotheism from henotheism or monolatry and explains why monotheism is a question of belief, unlike traditional eastern religions, among them the religion of the Old Testament.
considers the early Hebrew religions to be a form of monolatry rather than of monotheism.
Attempts by other scholars to introduce such terms as henotheism or monolatry were inadequate, Rowley believed, to describe the deep inner logic belonging to Israel's claim that the one Lord God was superior to all other divine or human powers.