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Terminology Tuesday: Kathenotheism

*Kathenotheism is a term coined by the **philologist Max Müller to mean the worship of one god at a time. It is closely related to henotheism. Müller coined the term in reference to the Vedas; where he explained each deity is treated as supreme in turn.

To paraphrase, it is possible to direct worship and serve one of “many gods” at a time depending on the worshiper’s desires. The Mormon religion / cult for example instruct that many gods exist but only serve one of them.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathenotheism
** “Philology” the study of language in written historical sources

God Bless

Brian Mason

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2 responses to “Terminology Tuesday: Kathenotheism

  1. John, could you be more clear on your comment?

  2. musingsfromthejohn ⋅

    Perhaps, one God [Creator] many God stories…

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