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monotheism

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noun mono·the·ism \ˈmä-nə-(ˌ)thē-ˌi-zəm\

Simple Definition of monotheism

  • : the belief that there is only one God

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of monotheism

  1. :  the doctrine or belief that there is but one God

monotheist

play \-ˌthē-ist\ noun

monotheistic

play \ˌmä-nə-thē-ˈis-tik\ also

monotheistical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

monotheistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Did You Know?

The monotheism of the ancient Hebrews had to combat the polytheism (worship of many gods) of the surrounding peoples from the earliest times. As the Bible relates, several times in their history the Hebrews turned away from their monotheistic beliefs and accepted foreign gods, such as those imported by King Solomon. Each time their own God would punish them for their disloyalty, and the people of Israel would return to monotheism. Today Judaism shares its monotheism with two much larger religions, Christianity and Islam.

1660

First Known Use of monotheism

1660

Other Christian Religious Terms



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