Ethical monotheism

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Ethical monotheism is a belief in one God who guides humanity through ethical principles. Ethical monotheists sometimes believe that all ethical standards are derived from God and are thus dependent upon the divine in this way. The god of ethical monotheism is typically the Abrahamic God worshiped in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, but can also be other supreme deities such as the Sikh Waheguru or the Zoroastrian Ahura Mazda. Other gods are considered to be false or demonic, and it is believed that any other gods cannot be compared to the one true God.[1]

Definition of ethical monotheism[edit]

Ethical monotheism is evident in many different religions, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and many more. All of these religions carry the belief of having one sole higher power, who controls everything that occurs in the world.[2]

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  1. ^ Lang, A. (2013). Exclusive monotheism. In A. Lang (Ed.), United Kingdom: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/390101/monotheism/38209/Exclusive-monotheism
  2. ^ Nikiprowetzky, V. (1975). Ethical monotheism. (2 ed., Vol. 104, pp. 69-89). New York: The MIT Press Article Stable. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20024331?uid=3739448&uid=2&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=21101848526193

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