kathen·​o·​theism | \ (ˈ)kat¦henōthēˌizəm, kaˈthe-; (¦)kat¦henō¦th-, ka¦thenō¦th- \

Definition of kathenotheism

: the worship of one god at a time as supreme without denying the existence of other gods and including the tendency to make different gods supreme one after the other — compare henotheism

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History and Etymology for kathenotheism

katheno- (from Greek kath' hena one at a time, from kata down, according to, by + hena, accusative singular masculine of heis one) + theism

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“Kathenotheism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kathenotheism. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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