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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monotheism
Monotheistic belief was imparted by God to primitive
monotheistic belief, even with the aid of Divine revelation, is contrary to well-ascertained fact.
Monotheistic tendency asserted itself, only to weaken later on and change into Pantheism.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10499a.htm   (2760 words)

  
  Why War? Keywords: God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many monotheistic concepts of a "God" descend from the Abrahamic tradition of YHVH ("I am that I am", "I am the One Who Is," "He who cannot be named").
In contrast, Trinitarian monotheists believe in one god that exists as three distinct persons who share the same substance/essence; this belief is called the Trinity: compare with the Hindu Trimurti.
These three Western faiths uphold an ancient monotheistic tradition that, according to their belief, is the original faith of mankind (or alternatively, for some believers, began with their first Prophet, Abraham).
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/concepts/God   (4430 words)

  
 Peters, F.E.: The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume I: The Peoples of God.
Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences.
The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today--the fierce, sometimes productive and often destructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
The Monotheists is not exceptional for [its] detachment alone, or for its erudition, or even for its originality.
press.princeton.edu /titles/7585.html   (725 words)

  
 God - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Research in comparative mythology shows a linguistic correlation between Levantine Yaw and monotheistic Yahweh, suggesting that the god may in some manner be the predecessor in the sense of an evolving religion of Yahweh.
It is important to note, however, that monotheists of one religion can, and often do, consider the monotheistic god of a different religion to be a false god.
Many Jews consider the messiah of Christianity (Jesus) to be a false god and some monotheists (notably fundamentalist Christians) hold that there is one triune God, and that all gods of other religions are actually demons in disguise (as in 2nd Corinthians 11 verse 14).
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/God   (4028 words)

  
 Monotheism
This attitude, of the monotheists, is a manifestation of religious bigotry to the highest degree.
of the monotheists is to wipe out all opposition to their domination by demanding that the populations submit entirely to one omnipotent god (under one religious system) and concurrently to one world theocratic government (under one type of political system).
If and when the monotheists adhere faithfully to their religious concepts, which encourage them to spread their doctrine to the far reaches of the world, they in affect become a menace to all cultures that would like to be left alone to worship
www.newagedatabase.com /monotheism.htm   (3812 words)

  
 IslamiCity.com - Monotheists and the `Other` An Islamic perspective in an era of religious pluralism
For monotheists the 'other' may be another monotheist who shares with them the same beliefs but belongs to a different ethnic group, physically, culturally or both, or may be another monotheist with partly different but still monotheistic beliefs.
Gender may also be seen as a considerable difference, even within the groups of monotheists who belong to the same ethnic group and share the same belief.
Besides, most people are inclined to keep their worldly relations and their relation to the One God in two strictly separate compartments, with no allowance for interaction.
www.islamicity.com /articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0604-2977   (2031 words)

  
 islamscience.com - The Monotheists Among the Christians
In Poland, the monotheists grew in number until the Parliament forced all of them to be Catholics in 1658 [8], except only those who managed to escape to Holland and England.
This brutality touched the monotheists who –at the beginning – took the collapse of the Catholic prison as an opportunity to be free from captivity, but the persecution they had to suffer from the Protestants was even harsher and beyond expectation.
The enemies of the monotheists –weather Catholics or Protestants- used to ridicule them by the nickname "Socinians" which refers to an Italian clergy called Sozzini (1539 – 1604) [15], his opinions appeared at the peak of the Protestant movement under the leadership of Luther and Calvin.
www.islamscience.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=26   (5119 words)

  
 Enough With the 'One God' Stuff by James Foley
Fueled by the monotheists' inexhaustible missionary zeal, in nearly 2,000 years this peculiar ideology has spread throughout much of the globe.
Monotheists, especially in scary and desperate times like our own, easily hate other monotheisms and often loath variants of their own brand.
Heresy -- free thought and choosing to reject the rules -- is the primal offense against the monotheists' conception, and love, of their solitary deity.
thirdworldtraveler.com /Religion/Enough_OneGod_Stuff.html   (1092 words)

  
 The Power of Monotheism
Monotheist is afraid of loosing the communication with the particularly attractive manifestation of the Love of The God, but the subject of Love has to be happy and has to grow.
However Monotheists apply all the knowledge and skills to organize the life today the way it should be and greet the new that the tomorrow brings.
Monotheist’s perception of Self is reflection of The God dressed in layers of the Finite structures.
www.edgesensor.com /basics/monotheism.html   (6002 words)

  
 bibleteacher.org: Cultic Related Studies - Dcult
But if I were to ask them if they were a "Christian Monotheist" they would say yes, for this is how the Oneness believer addresses his or her belief.
The Christian Monotheists teach that the doctrine of the Trinity is an evil heresy that the Protestant Church imported from the Catholic faith.
Christian Monotheists are those who have examined the Doctrine of the Trinity, found it implausible, and developed an alternate theology based on this.
www.bibleteacher.org /Dm077.htm   (3204 words)

  
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As time progressed, those believers who leaned toward the Jewish Monotheistic Concept of God found themselves to be in the minority.
Along the left margin, appears a church leader's name and approximate date of his quote about his Monotheistic concept of God or his concept which rejected the Trinity.
required all Oneness, Monotheistic, or Jesus Name believers to be rebaptized for re-ordination or have their property confiscated; thus oneness beleivers went underground.
www.landmarkchurch.com /apostolic/monotheists.html   (2189 words)

  
 Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes
Monotheists believe that the laws governing the Universe emanate from the only external, eternal being.
In monotheistic religions 'God' (i.e., Yahweh) exists outside a Universe that 'he' allegedly created from nothingness, at some point in time, which 'He' has ruled unchecked ever-since.
The majority of them were monotheists, ignorant of the real essence of the Games (i.e., their religious nature).
www.ysee.gr /index-eng.php?type=english&f=faq   (6405 words)

  
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Many monotheists, including many Muslims, who themselves adhere to certain way of thinking and a certain pattern of behavior, also believe that all good people have to fit in their frame.
Monotheists have to stand together in developing a monotheistic morality among believers in the 'One God, and morality in general among all people everywhere.
Monotheists, especially Muslims and Christians, are present all over the planet and have powerful institutions,- while many of them enjoy influential positions.
www.theghouseteam.com /mg/WMC_Pluralism.asp   (5451 words)

  
 Bloomsbury.com - Research centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Monotheists claim that there is only one God, that even in so-called polytheistic religions one god is supreme in the pantheon and the others are subordinate--in other words, that polytheists are monotheists in all but name.
Polytheists might equally assert that even the most granitic monotheistic religions have their trinities, saints and sages, conforming exactly to the 'minor' deities of polytheism.
The problem, if it is a problem, has been further compounded by the vehement denunciation of polytheistic belief and practice by the large monotheistic religions, notably by adherents of Judaism (and from them, Christianity) in the West, and by followers of Islam in the Middle East after Muhammad's attack on the idolaters in the Ka'aba.
www.bloomsbury.com /ARC/detail.asp?EntryID=102693&bid=2   (207 words)

  
 Goddess Isis
Monotheists were engaged in a political power struggle to gain control of the Roman Empire.
The monotheists who were not descendants of the gods, who were not "patricians" of the Isis bloodline, had no legitimate claims to political power.
The monotheists had powerful motives to eliminate the Isis bloodline as the only path to political power in Rome.
www.resurrectisis.org /home.html   (701 words)

  
 Wahabism - Chapter 3
that the suggestion of the first group was related to the polytheists and the suggestion of the second group was that of the monotheists.
Naturally, this victorious group will be the same monotheist group, especially that the contents of their suggestion was the matter of construction of mosque for the sake of worshipping Allah.
This affair shows that it has been one kind of lasting conduct amongst all the monotheists and was one way of honouring the one in grave or a means of seeking Tabarruk.
www.wahhabism-info.com /Sobhani/Chapter_3.htm   (3071 words)

  
 HEDONIA - Defining our terms
In this respect, all monotheists (such as Christians, Jews and Muslims) are at least partly atheists, since they have an absence of belief in the other "gods" claimed to exist, such as Zeus, Vishnu or Osiris.
In the views of many monotheists, we should only have sex to procreate, eat to stave off starvation, and wear clothes to survive the elements.
The notion that we might have sex, eat or dress for pleasure is considered a threat to the "reward of heaven", a distraction from duty and an enticement to all manner of evil acts.
hedonia.net /defining.htm   (1860 words)

  
 dislam.org - Tawhid and its social implications
Monotheists know that the only way to success and salvation is to acquire a pure soul and righteous behavior.
Monotheists understand that God holds their wealth; that He bestows honor, power, reputation, and authority as He wills and subjects them to His Will; and that their duty is only to endeavor and struggle fairly.
Monotheists know that God is aware of everything, whether hidden or open, and is nearer to them than their jugular vein.
www.dislam.org /content/view/322/38   (1999 words)

  
 Introduction to Gnosis #28
By acknowledging unseen forces and higher power(s), both monotheists and polytheists seem to at least acknowledge that there is a spiritual quest to take part in, that there is more to life than meets the eye.
The second explanation, considerably less felicitous, is to see the gods of the polytheists as lesser beings in the monotheistic cosmology, such as angels or demons, who are mistaken for deities by the credulous or confused.
Perhaps a more worthwhile way to consider matters is to pull back from the monotheism/polytheism dichotomy altogether and consider instead a spectrum that reflects the different attitudes at work towards the ego and, in turn, the ego's ways of relating to God or the gods.
www.lumen.org /intros/intro28.html   (2065 words)

  
 Cokesbury.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other.
Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences.
This is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and accessible narrative reflecting a lifetime of study by a single recognized authority in all three fields.
www.cokesbury.com /TeachingHelps/?pid=0691115613   (276 words)

  
 Monotheism - SkepticWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pharaoh Akhenaten[3] (Amenhotep IV, 1352-1336 BC) attempted to impose the monotheistic worship of the sun's disc (the Aten) in Egypt.
It therefore seems that we should put the origin of monotheist ideas in Hinduism some time between the separation of the Aryans (the people of the Vedas) from their Persian cousins (in the early to mid 2nd millennium BC) and the composition of the Rig Veda (in the mid-to-late 2nd millennium BC).
The reader should note that the early history of India is a subject surrounded by bitter controversy, and that it would not be hard to find Hindu scholars who would denounce the previous paragraph not only as being wrong by several thousand years, but also as being racist into the bargain.
www.skepticwiki.org /wiki/index.php/Monotheism   (1613 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Monotheists Volume 2 the Words & Will of Go by F E Peters
Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences.
The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today--the fierce, sometimes productive and oftendestructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
It will be valuable as a classroom text on the three 'Western' monotheistic religious traditions, and it will also appeal to more general readers who seek to investigate the historical background to the present events in the Middle East.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=17-069112373x-0   (752 words)

  
 The Monotheists By F. E. Peters, The Monotheists By F. E. Peters, Book Review in America, the Catholic magazine with ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He notes that whatever the monotheists have lacked in tolerance, they have made up for in their strong convictions about the one God—since their God is “not only jealous; he is absolute in power and in will” (Vol.
Instead of playing historical detective or indulging in the hermeneutic of suspicion, he operates more out of a hermeneutic of acceptance or receptivity, and allows the representatives of the three monotheistic faiths to speak for themselves and to be understood on their own terms.
While admiring the zeal and the achievements of monotheists on many levels (religious, philosophical, political, social, etc.), Peters is fully aware of the dangers posed by the monotheists in both the past and the present.
www.americamagazine.org /BookReview.cfm?articleTypeID=31&textID=3546&issueID=481   (1493 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: All for One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some monotheists brand people who do not share their particular beliefs evil and seek to destroy them.
Despite the differences between monotheists and polytheists, it appears that there were social forces impelling both sets of believers to move in similar directions.
It is a pity that Kirsch fails to shed more light on the relationship between religious beliefs and their social context.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A16230-2004Apr15?language=printer   (879 words)

  
 Integral & Integrative Spirituality :: Open Source Spirituality for an Awakening Evolutionary Divine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many major current monotheistic concepts of a "God" descend from the Abrahamic tradition of YHVH ("I am that I am", "I am the One Who Is," "He who cannot be named").
Muhammad was influenced by monotheists who condemned the polytheism in which he grew up, so that he converted to a monotheistic worship of the principal god of the Quraishite pantheon, denying the deity of the rest.
Maltheists are often monotheistic and believe that God is dependent on worship to live.
www.integrativespirituality.org /postnuke/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=phpWiki&file=index&pagename=God   (4299 words)

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