kathenotheism

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Etymology[edit]

Coined 19th century by Max Müller from the phrase Ancient Greek καθ’ ἕνα(kath’ héna, one by one) and the word θεόν(theón),[1] following theism, extending the prior coinage henotheism by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling which himself popularised.

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kathenotheism ‎(uncountable)

  1. Belief that multiple deities exist, and different deities are supreme among them at different times.

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  1. ^ kathenotheism” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).