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Monotheism and Polytheism
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I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament. – III. New Testament – IV. Philosophy of Religion – V. Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

Monotheistic ideas of God, which take as their starting point the existence and activity of a single God, have long dominated the understanding of religion in historically Christian Europe. The term monotheism itself is a modern coinage, first appearing in 1660 in the work of the English philosopher…

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Ahn, Gregor, Müller, Hans-Peter, Hübner, Hans and Gunton, Colin, “Monotheism and Polytheism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_14411>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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