2 Historians have usually recognized only three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
to the wants of a virtually monotheistic community is in the highest degree remarkable.
What weighed most with Sabellius was the monotheistic interest.
Moslems and Jews were applying Aristotelian philosophy to rigorously monotheistic faiths; Christianity had been encouraged by Platonism in teaching a trinity of divine persons, and Platonism of a certain order long dominated the middle ages as part of the Augustinian tradition.
The book is absolutely monotheistic, and the character ascribed to the deity is ethically pure with the exception mentioned above.