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Kathenotheism is a term coined by the philologist Max Müller[?] to mean the worship of one god at a time.
Müller originally coined the term in reference to the Vedas; he argued there are different supreme gods at different times.
Kathenotheism is sometimes distinguished as follows: a henotheist worships only one God during their whole life (assuming they do not undergo a conversion); while they accept that other Gods exist they do not worship them.
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 INDOlink - Religion & Spirituality: A God of Shared Humanity
The learned philosopher Max Muller was most confused when he devised a new term,’Henotheism’or Kathenotheism.
He mistakenly concluded that different Vedas speak of different gods from hymn to hymn though through their description they directly address to one and the only one God who is the Supreme God, The eternal God.
Max Muller dubbed it as Kathenotheism, thinking that whatever god is before the singers mind at the moment is God, the Eternal One.
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  Conreligion - Wikibooks
Atheism is either the lack of religion altogether or the active discouragement of religion.
Kathenotheism is a hard concept, but might be best described as worshipping a Divine Office instead of the god holding it.
Kathenotheists might believe there is a series or cycle of supreme deities, and worship each one for only as long as they hold the power of supreme god.
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 Henotheism History Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It was Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854) who first used the word henotheism in his study of mythology to indicate "relative, rudimentary monotheism," which he supposed was the idea of God in prehistoric consciousness (Philosophie der Mythologie und der Offenbarung, 1842).
Max Müller (1823–1900), in his attempt at "tracing the origin and first growth of human thought," employed the word as a technical term of Religionswissenschaft to designate a peculiar form of polytheism that in his view was characteristic of the description of the gods in the Ṛgveda.
In his lectures of 1882 he noted that rather than the term kathenotheism the "shorter term henotheism has found more general acceptance, as conveying more definitely the opposition between monotheism, the worship of only one God, and henotheism, the worship of single gods" (Müller, 1896, pp.
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