Ethical monotheism

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Ethical monotheism is a form of exclusive monotheism in which God is the source for one standard of morality, who guides humanity through ethical principles.[1][2]


Ethical monotheism originated within Judaism.[3][citation needed] It is evident in many different religions, such as Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, Zoroastrian, Sikhism, and many more. All of these religions include the belief in one sole higher power, who controls everything that occurs in the world.[4] In Christianity God is worshiped as part of the Trinity, or as part of non-trinitarian conceptions of God.[5]

Other gods are variously considered to be false or demonic, and it is believed that any other gods cannot be compared to the one true God.[6]

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  1. ^ "Ethical monotheism". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  2. ^ Prager, Dennis. "Ethical Monotheism". American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  3. ^ "CORE ETHICAL TEACHINGS OF JUDAISM". Ian Lacey and Josie Lacey. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  4. ^ Nikiprowetzky, V. (1975). Ethical monotheism. (2 ed., Vol. 104, pp. 69-89). New York: The MIT Press Article Stable. JSTOR 20024331
  5. ^ Weber Bederman, Diane (19 May 2014). "The True Meaning of Ethical Monotheism" (Chaplain:Religion is an affair of the mind and heart.)., Inc. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Exclusive monotheism". Encyclopædia Britannica. United Kingdom: A. Lang (Ed.). 2013.

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