- from the Greek words henos meaning "one" and theos or "God" this term was coined by Max MULLER for a FORM of RELIGION which accepts the WORSHIP of one GOD by a particular individual or GROUP but does not deny the existence of different GODS worshiped by other people. It is sometimes described as "one-God-at-a-timeism." Müller suggested that originally the ancient HEBREWS and many other peoples were henotheists.
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Henotheism — (Greek Polytonic|εἷς θεός heis theos one god ) is a term coined by Max Müller, to mean devotion to a single god while accepting the existence or possible existence of other deities. [Müller, Max. (1878) Lectures on the Origin and Growth of… … Wikipedia
Henotheism — Hen o*the*ism, n. [Gr. e i s, enos , one + E. theism.] Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest. [R.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
henotheism — 1860, from Gk. henos, neut. of eis one (from PIE *sem one, as one ) + THEISM (Cf. theism). Devotion to a single god without asserting that he is the only god. Coined by (Friedrich) Max Müller (1823 1900), professor of comparative philology at… … Etymology dictionary
henotheism — [hen′ō thē iz΄əm, hen′ōthē΄iz΄əm] n. [coined ( c. 1860) by MÜLLER (Friedrich) Max < Gr hen, one (see HENDECA ) + theos, god] belief in or worship of one god without denying the existence of others henotheist [hen′ō thē΄ist] n. henotheistic adj … English World dictionary
henotheism — It has been held that before Israel had reached belief in one God (Yahweh) exclusively, it conceded that other nations had their own gods whom it was proper for them to worship (Deut. 32:8–9; 1 Sam. 26:19), though Yahweh s superiority to other… … Dictionary of the Bible
Henotheism — the view that there is one or more gods or goddesses. More specifically, it may also mean the belief in God, a god, or gods, who is/are actively involved in maintaining the Universe. A theist can also take the position that he does not have… … Mini philosophy glossary
henotheism — noun Etymology: German Henotheismus, from Greek hen , heis one + theos god more at same Date: 1860 the worship of one god without denying the existence of other gods • henotheist noun • henotheistic adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
henotheism — henotheist, n. henotheistic, adj. /hen euh thee iz euhm/, n. 1. the worship of a particular god, as by a family or tribe, without disbelieving in the existence of others. 2. ascription of supreme divine attributes to whichever one of several gods … Universalium
henotheism — noun Belief in or worship of one deity without denying the existence of other deities. See Also: henosis, theism … Wiktionary
HENOTHEISM — a polytheism which assigns to one god of the pantheon superiority over the rest … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia