Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The idolatrous or pagan worship of one divinity; also, the worship of one God, but not necessarily with an explicit disbelief in other divinities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Worship of a single deity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The worship of a single deity (while believing in the existence of others)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the worship of a single god but without claiming that it is the only god

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Examples

  • According to wikipedia, Monolatrism or monolatry, is: ...the recognition of the existence of many gods, but with the consistent worship of only one deity.

    Shan Wells: The Reasons for the Season

  • - What then would be the implications for the veneration of Christ, if indeed monolatry was being kicked around as an idea?

    Larry Hurtado: How Did Jesus Become A God?

  • On the other end of the spectrum there is sacrificial worship, which doesn't seem to have been offered to Jesus - perhaps not surprisingly, but if there had been Christians who emphatically wanted to broaden monolatry to include Jesus within God, using sacrificial worship to make the point would have been clear and unambiguous.

    Larry Hurtado: How Did Jesus Become A God?

  • According to wikipedia, Monolatrism or monolatry, is: ...the recognition of the existence of many gods, but with the consistent worship of only one deity.

    Shan Wells: The Reasons for the Season

  • Concerning the latter section, namely the shape of Christology in Early Christianity, was the consensus among Jewish thinking fixed on monotheism per say, rather than that of monolatry?

    Larry Hurtado: How Did Jesus Become A God?

  • Therefore, if Moses did espouse monolatry, then did Early Judaism see a trend toward monotheism, leadign up to Christ, away from the earlier Mosaic monolatry?

    Larry Hurtado: How Did Jesus Become A God?

  • But although there is evidence for a centralisation of the different Canaanite-style cults into the worship of Yahweh in the capital – Jerusalem – over this period the most which can be said was that a form of monolatry, a belief in one God for a particular people had emerged.

    Zoroaster – forgotten prophet of the one God

  • Frank E. Eakin argues that Moses was not a monotheist but espoused monolatry.

    Larry Hurtado: How Did Jesus Become A God?

  • According to wikipedia, Monolatrism or monolatry, is: ...the recognition of the existence of many gods, but with the consistent worship of only one deity.

    Shan Wells: The Reasons for the Season

  • Exclusive worship gives expression to Jewish belief in God's uniqueness, rather than the divine uniqueness itself being defined in terms of monolatry pp.5-6, 11-13.

    Review of Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the God of Israel

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