Definition of monotheism
: the doctrine or belief that there is but one God historically related forms of monotheism as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — B. R. Barber
monotheistplay \-ˌthē-ist\ noun
monotheisticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of monotheism from the Web
Examples of memes are monotheism, the idea that the earth revolves around the sun or that diseases are caused by microbes and not evil spirits.
More specifically, acceptance required colonial Europe, champion of white supremacy, to admit that an African civilization created works of art and voiced monotheism thousands of years before Europe had Christianity or writing.
Or something that represents the birth of monotheism.
Kabbalah preserved the frame of monotheism while shattering the idol of monolithic truth.
According to Jewish tradition, all Jews trace their lineage to Abraham, the father of monotheism who was born in the Babylonian city of Ur, now in present-day Iraq.
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MONOTHEISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monotheism for English Language Learners
: the belief that there is only one God
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