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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 monolatrism and polytheism. Müller 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 monolatrist 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.

Etymology

The term kathenotheism is more specific form of the parent term henotheism, and refers to the worship of a succession of single gods "one at a time," from the Greek kath' hena "one by one" + theism.[1]

References

  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary: kathenotheism
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