Belief in God

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

  • Henotheism, belief in the supremacy of one god without denying the existence of others.
  • Monotheism, the doctrine or belief that there is only one deity.
  • Panentheism, the belief that a deity is a part of the universe as well as transcending it.
  • Pantheism, a doctrine identifying the deity with the universe and its phenomena.
  • Polytheism, the worship of or belief in more than one god.

These positions are all contrasted by atheism, the proposition that there are no deities.

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