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Monotheism
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I. Concept

Monotheism - the belief in the existence of a single god, in contrast to polytheism and henotheism (worship of a single god while still recognizing other gods) - is a concept from the early modern era, probably first evident in the Cambridge Platonist H. More [1] (Christian-apologetic dissociation from pagan forms of religion; argument defending the trinitarian concept of God).

Monotheism has been viewed both from …

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Bloch, René (Berne) and Heimgartner, Martin (Halle), “Monotheism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e809180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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