ditheism


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ditheism

(ˈdaɪθiːˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Theology) the belief in two equal gods
2. (Theology) the belief that two equal principles reign over the world, one good and one evil
ˈditheist n
ˌditheˈistic, ˌditheˈistical adj

ditheism

1. the belief or doctrine that there are two gods of equal power.
2. Zoroastrianism. the belief in two antagonistic deities, one a force for good, one for evil. — ditheist, n.ditheistic, ditheistical adj.
See also: God and Gods
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Luego, Cudworth realiza un repaso de los dioses de los valentinianos y de los persas para llegar al concepto de diteismo (Ditheism).
At the heart of the Christian solution to the challenges posed by Gnostic ditheism, on the one side, and pagan pan- or cosmotheism, on the other, is (as Agamben emphasizes numerous times) a fundamentally unstable doctrine of the Trinity as an articulation of two inter-twined processes: one pertaining to God's eternal being, understood as a divine mode of self-relation, self-knowledge, or even auto-affection--an immanent trinity of substance; and one pertaining to God's eventful praxis--a trinity of revelation, or properly economic trinity, understood as the gratuitous dispensation of divine being in the world.
there are two distinguishable figures, God and Jesus, but they are posited in a relation to each other that seems intended to avoid a ditheism of two gods, and the devotional practice shows a similar concern (e.g., prayer characteristically offered to God through/in the name of Jesus).