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  • n. one who practices henotheism

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  • You will find a henotheist and accepting Yeshua there.

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  • Normally the henotheist will have primary devotion for the ultimate deity, while leaving room for secondary allegiance to the lesser gods.

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  • "Even Moses, whom we may regard as the founder of the religion of Israel, was more probably a henotheist than a monotheist."

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  • _Mahound comes to me for revelation, asking me to choose between monotheist and henotheist alternatives, and I'm just some idiot actor having a bhaenchud nightmare, what the fuck do I know, yaar, what to tell you, help.

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  • And while there were plenty of henotheist pagans (that is, people who worshiped one god while not denying the validity of others), Christianity went far beyond henotheism’s hesitant claim upon ultimate truth. It was an exclusivist faith that foreclosed — was designed to foreclose — devotion to all other deities.
    Tom Bissell, Why Did Christianity Prevail?, N.Y. Times Book Review, Feb. 18, 2018 (print title: When Pagans Became Christians)

    February 18, 2018