Belief in God

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Various theistic positions can involve belief in a God or "gods". They include:

  • Henotheism, worship of a single god despite recognition of other deities.
  • Monotheism, belief in a single deity.
  • Panentheism, belief in a deity that subsumes and transcends the universe.
  • Pantheism, belief in a deity that is considered synonymous with the universe.
  • Polytheism, belief in multiple deities.

These positions are all contrasted by atheism, a lack of a belief in deities.

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