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Monotheism is the belief in a single, universal, all-encompassing deity.
Deism is a form of monotheism in which it is believed that one god exists, but that God does not intervene in the world, beyond what was necessary for him to create it (no answering prayers or causing miracles).
The Christian belief in the Trinity is monotheism, the worship of the one God of Abraham according to Trinitarian tradition.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/monotheism_1.html   (483 words)

  
 Monotheism Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Western context, the concept of "monotheism" tends to be exclusively tied to the concept of the Abrahamic God of the Abrahamic religions —typically as a whole group, but may be used in particular reference to the God as defined by a specific religion or sect.
The very term "monotheism" is controversial in larger contexts, as Western culture has a noted tendency for classification and terminology which draws distinctions and differentiations according to increasingly specialised concepts rather than by the integration or inclusion of similar ones.
Exclusive monotheism, on the other hand, claims that worship of divinities such as angels and gods that are other than the one God is incorrect or demonic, though they may believe in their existence.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Monotheism   (4647 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monotheism
Monotheism (from the Greek monos "only", and theos "god") is a word coined in comparatively modern times to designate belief in the one supreme God, the Creator and Lord of the world, the eternal Spirit, All-powerful, All-wise, and All-good, the Rewarder of good and the Punisher of evil, the Source of our happiness and perfection.
The guaranty of the truth of His teaching is to be found in His supreme moral excellence, in the perfection of His ethical teaching, in His miracles, especially His bodily resurrection, and in His wonderful influence on mankind for all time.
What has thus far been said leads to the conclusion that Christian Monotheism and its antecedent forms, Mosaic and primitive Monotheism, are independent in their origin of the Polytheistic religions of the world.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10499a.htm   (3003 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Monotheism
Hence it is important to understand the facile distinctions between the concepts of theism as referring to beliefs, as opposed to those referring to concepts of essence and nature.
As in Judaism, this monotheism is absolute, not relative or pluralistic in any sense of the word.
On the surface, monotheism is in contrast with polytheism, which believes in worship of many gods/divinities.
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 God - History of monotheism
God - History of monotheism is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence.
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