Talk:Henotheism

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Definitions[edit]

Although the term is widely attributed to Schelling and Muller, some accessible references, especially to Schelling (whether in translation or not) would seem basic. Perhaps someone might be kind enough, if they have time, to supply these. It is easy to ascertain that Muller used the term widely, but less clear from the article whether and where Schelling did, rather than just alluded to it, and if so, exactly how he defined it. Parzivalamfortas 15:55, 23 November 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parzivalamfortas (talkcontribs)

Saints[edit]

Need some mention of the role of saints in Catholicism as a way of incorporating polytheistic religions into the explicit monotheism of Christianity. There's more ambiguity in this than some would admit--the Trinity itself is vaguely polytheistic.

Indeed, some Jews and Muslims critique Christianity's "monotheism" on precisely that basis. --FOo
I must disagree with the idea that the Trinity is vaguely polytheistic. The Trinity is a concept which is somewhat abstract. The Christian Godhead possesses three faces, three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Yet there is but one God. He is a personal God. His followers may encounter Him in any of his forms. Yet all contact has been with God and not with a part or division of God. Many Christians have been excommunicated for professing that the Christian God is actually three beings. this is the challenge of these types of articles which should only explain the facts but whose authors proceed to undertake vast projects of synthesis and collapsing of often very complex of delicate matters. I suggest that the authors should stick to the topic at hand.
As for the concepts of Saints, this opens a dogmatic can of worms as Catholic clearly have informed the world that they do NOT worship the Saints. Rather honor and recognize their exemplary lives. This occurs everyday as notable people who have accomplished extraordinary things come to the world's attention everyday. The difference is that Catholic saints are humans who have accomplished superhuman feats in the area of the Spiritual realm. Catholic recognize the "Community of Saints". They recognize a hierarchization of praise, with dulia being honor and veneration offered to worthy individuals such as saints, hyperdulia referring to the special honor given to the mother of Christ and latria being the worship that is offered to God Himself.VaniNY (talk) 16:36, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

The Decalogue[edit]

The Ten Commandments would seem to contain an implied admission attributed to God that other gods do exist. knoodelhed (talk) 19:23, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Poles in mythology[edit]

Now we have a new article Poles in mythology, Please see and include suitable improvements , if any, in article Poles in mythology.

Rgds Mahitgar (talk) 09:19, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Henotheism and monolatry[edit]

There is no reference to monolatry on this page, and in particular no attempt whatsoever to explain to which extent this is synonymous to henotheism, and to which extent the concepts differ. I'd like some professional in history of religion to add this to the article. JoergenB (talk) 15:01, 18 October 2017 (UTC)