monotheism


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mon·o·the·ism

 (mŏn′ə-thē-ĭz′əm)
n.
The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.

mon′o·the′ist n.
mon′o·the·is′tic adj.
mon′o·the·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

monotheism

(ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the belief or doctrine that there is only one God
ˈmonoˌtheist n, adj
ˌmonotheˈistic adj
ˌmonotheˈistically adv

mon•o•the•ism

(ˈmɒn ə θiˌɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
[1650–60; mono- + (poly) theism]
mon′o•the`ist, n., adj.
mon`o•the•is′tic, adj.
mon`o•the•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

monotheism

the doctrine of or belief in only one God. — monotheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monotheism - belief in a single Godmonotheism - belief in a single God    
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
polytheism - belief in multiple Gods
Translations
monoteism
monoteismi
jednoboštvomonoteizam
egyistenhitmonoteizmus
eingyðistrú
jedynobóstwomonoteizm
monoteism
monoteizem
monoteism

monotheism

[ˈmɒnəʊˌθiːɪzəm] Nmonoteísmo m

monotheism

[ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzm] nmonoteismo
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Hojatoleslam Mir Baqeri recently gave a series of lectures in which he discussed monotheism and the challenges to it coming from the current manifestation of idol worship.
Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman and Saudis compete and race to serve the pilgrims with love and care and on the top of that, Saudi Arabia raises the flag of monotheism which is always fluttering and can't be lowered," he observed.
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Theologian SIR LLOYD GEERING links the rise of monotheism and Christian fundamentalism to the separation of humanity from the natural world, and our increasing destruction of Nature.
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In this article, it is tried to study the connection between Christian and Islamic Monotheism to explore similarities and differences according to the Quran and the Gospel and it attempted to interpret the differences between them to eliminate some doubts.