Monotheism definition

mŏnə-thē-ĭzəm
The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
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Monotheism is the belief in only one God.

An example of monotheism is the religion of Christianity.

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The belief in a single deity (one god or goddess); especially within an organized religion.
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The belief or doctrine that there is only one God.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
monotheism
Plural:
monotheisms

Origin of monotheism

  • A learned 17th-century coinage, mono- +"Ž theism, from (μονός (monós, “one")) and (θεός (theós, “god, deity") + -ισμός (-ismos)) The term parallels the earlier polytheism, atheism (the simplex theism being slightly later). The earliest known use is by Henry More, ca. 1660, in explicit juxtaposition with both atheism and polytheism.

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