from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who believes in autotheism.—2. One who ascribes to himself the possession of divine powers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare One given to self-worship.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Like most teenagers, he was pretty much an autotheist.
I suppose I am formally polytheistic, philosophically pantheistic, and intellectually agnostic (or maybe I would call myself a autotheist in the sense of believing that the gods are part of the self), yet I spend an hour every day studying subjects related to my religion (history, anthropology, etc).
There are some other branches of Norse paganism though where there is more study and includes an autotheist element the Odhianism of the Rune Gild is a good example.
Crushed into self, and his own conscience and _schema mundi_, he loses the opportunity of correcting his impression of the voice of God within, by the testimony of the voice of God without; and so he begins to mistake more and more the voice of that very flesh of his, which he fancies he has conquered, for the voice of God, and to become, without knowing it, an autotheist.