polytheism


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pol·y·the·ism

 (pŏl′ē-thē-ĭz′əm, pŏl′ē-thē′ĭz-əm)
n.
The worship of or belief in more than one god.

[French polythéisme, from Greek polutheos, polytheistic : polu-, poly- + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′y·the′ist n.
pol′y·the·is′tic adj.

polytheism

(ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the worship of or belief in more than one god
ˈpolyˌtheist n
ˌpolytheˈistic, ˌpolytheˈistical adj
ˌpolytheˈistically adv

pol•y•the•ism

(ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
[1605–15; < French polythéisme; see poly-, theism]
pol′y•the`ist, n., adj.
pol`y•the•is′tic, pol`y•the•is′ti•cal, adj.
pol`y•the•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

polytheism

a belief in, or worship of, many gods. — polytheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polytheism - belief in multiple Gods
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
tritheism - (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods
monotheism - belief in a single God
Translations
polyteismi
बहुदेववाद
mnogoboštvopoliteizam
fjölgyðistrú
politeizmwielobóstwo
politeism
politeizem
mnogoboštvoneznaboštvopoliteizamмногобоштвонезнабoштво
політеїзм
شرک
多神教

polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːɪzəm] Npoliteísmo m

polytheism

nPolytheismus m

polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzm] npoliteismo
References in classic literature ?
Hillbrook, by the way, is not the only place in Christendom where a vestigial polytheism forbids the taking in vain of the Evil One's name.
For example, in Klaus Koch, "Ugaritic Polytheism and Hebrew Monotheism in Isaiah 40-55," perhaps the 700-year gap between Ugaritic and Deutero-Isaiah (to which Koch briefly refers) makes the comparison mute and begs for a more nuanced presentation and relevant comparison between Babylonian polytheism during the exilic period and Deutero-Isaiah.
studies, I became acquainted with Greek polytheism, where reverence, devotion, and morality were connected to every aspect of ordinary life.
As an advocate of global government, Lehmann likely promotes polytheism not because it is true or beautiful, but because it is useful.
Roman and Greek polytheism - the acknowledgement of many gods - had always been happy to incorporate new deities into its pantheon.
Christianity eschews the polytheism of a "diverse" number of gods, and is equally emphatic in insisting that it not be so "inclusive" as to include Satan and sin.
The strategies by which medieval writers rationalized polytheism are of particular interest.
Hick makes an extraordinary philosophical case for polytheism.
Perhaps the biggest difference between these texts and the Bible is the full-blown polytheism at Ugarit and the monotheism practiced in Israel, at least in the final form of the text.
213-27), polytheism, and glorification of marginality.
Islam considers Christianity a revealed religion, vastly preferring it to atheism, even considering atheism a form of polytheism, as it attributes God's power to other than Him.
The Qur'an denounces polytheism and idolatry, and condemns unbelievers to Hell.