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polytheism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
polytheismpol‧y‧the‧is‧m /ˈpɒlɪθiːɪzəm $ ˈpɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  RRthe belief that there is more than one godmonotheismpolytheistic /ˌpɒlɪθiˈɪstɪk◂ $ ˌpɑː-/ adjective
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polytheismBut for much else in polytheism and monotheism it is of more limited value.As a young man he had a prophetic revelation that led him to preach a new faith in place of the prevailing polytheism.There was some reversion to polytheism and the religion became more magical and ritualistic than ethical.There are passages of the Bible which are compatible with polytheism.
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