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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.
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Noun1.monotheist - a believer in one godmonotheist - a believer in one god    
worshipper, believer, worshiper - a person who has religious faith
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[ˈmɒnəʊˌθiːɪst] Nmonoteísta mf
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Some explorers who have touched upon the shores of America, and one who professes to have penetrated a considerable distance to the interior, have thought that these four names stand for as many distinct deities, but in his monumental work on Surviving Faiths, Frumpp insists that the natives are monotheists, each having no other god than himself, whom he worships under many sacred names.
The three great monotheist religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--may have powerful teachings to guide humanity, but they have come down to us in this part of the world through the hegemonic forces of Europe and Asia Minor and the Arab world.
Motahhari quoted his father: "When Cyrus issued the bill of human rights after entering Babylon, despite being a monotheist and a Zoroastrian, in the name of freedom he permitted his new subjects to continue practicing their idol worship.
After a long dialogue between the Muslim men from Saudi Arabia -- which bans the practice of any other religion on its soil -- and their Lebanese Christian uncles, all finally conclude that all monotheist religions carry a similar message.
Abraham himself is considered in the Quran as the archetypal monotheist and a true submitter to the will of God, being "neither Jew, nor Christian" (Quran, 3:67).
Abraham was not a Jew nor a Christian, but was a monotheist, a submitter [muslim], not an idolator." Firestone notes that in "this one short passage, the Qur'an makes an end-run around Jewish and Christian claims in order to claim Abraham for Islam" (p.
The volunteers were believers in monotheist religions such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
To call Origen "Middle Platonist" is "infelicitous" (15) for "he praises Plato because he takes him for a monotheist; he is not a monotheist because of Plato" (16).
The statement was signed off with Zarqawi's name, with his title as the commander of holy monotheist fighters.
"The region had been the cradle of the three monotheist religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, where people used to live, work and hope in a better future together, but it is not the case any more," Al Nawfali said.
The Muslims did not engage in systematic destruction of towns or religious buildings, regardless of whether they were monotheist, Zoroastrian, or (in Harran) pagan.
His critical stances target not only monotheist religions, but also psychologist Sigmund Freud's theories, to whom he dedicated one of his latest books, earning him general hostility from the psychiatric community.