henotheism


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Related to henotheism: Panentheism

hen·o·the·ism

 (hĕn′ə-thē-ĭz′əm)
n.
Belief in the supremacy of one god without denying the existence of others.

[Greek heno- (from heis, hen-, one; see sem- in Indo-European roots) + Greek theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots + -ism.]

hen′o·the′ist n.
hen′o·the·is′tic adj.

henotheism

(ˈhɛnəʊθiːˌɪzəm)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the worship of one deity (of several) as the special god of one's family, clan, or tribe
[C19: from Greek heis one + theos god]
ˈhenotheist n
ˌhenotheˈistic adj

hen•o•the•ism

(ˈhɛn ə θiˌɪz əm)

n.
the worship of a particular god without disbelieving in the existence of others.
[1855–60; < Greek heno-, comb. form of hén one (neuter of heîs) + theism]
hen′o•the`ist, n.
hen`o•the•is′tic, adj.

henotheism

a belief in one suprème or specially venerated god who is not the only god. — henotheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
Translations
Henotheismus
henoteizam
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According to Aslan,] idols and images relating to "polytheism, henotheism, monotheism, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hanifism, paganism in all its varieties," were all deposited in the black cube of the Ka'bah in Mecca, as a sort of repository for the gods, until Muhammad's revelations caused their removal.
Likewise, henotheism is, strictly speaking, not monotheism; but, for the moment, let us add ancient Israelite religion, Aten-worship, the Cult of Isis, Mithraism, and Platonism to the list as well.
Providing succinct footnotes and brief explanations of terms (such as the differences among polytheism, henotheism, and monotheism), Gregory's richly learned book could be a thoughtful, but not burdensome, read for many undergraduates.
Three Studies in henotheism, Leiden-BostonKoln, 1998 (primera edicion 1990) y VERSNEL, H.