henotheism definition

  • noun:
    • Belief in one god without denying the presence of others.
    • Belief in or worship of one deity without denying the presence of various other deities.
    • ancient faith where every one of a few divinities is undoubtedly separate, and is worshiped without reference to the others.
    • A name fond of an asserted feature of oldest Hindu faith (of Vedas), as ascribing supreme capacity to different gods in turn: hence additionally sometimes applied to similar stages of various other polytheistic religions.

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