noun au·to·the·ism

Definition of autotheism



  1. 1 :  the doctrine of the self-existence of God; especially :  the doctrine that Christ is the self-existent God himself

  2. 2 :  deification of oneself :  self-worship

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Origin and Etymology of autotheism

Late Greek autotheos very God (from Greek aut- + theos god) + English -ism — more at theism

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