Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That form of religion which is based on the belief that all phenomena of nature are controlled by independent supernatural powers, more or less anthropomorphic.

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Examples

  • Marti …, too, finds in Elohim a trace of the original Semitic polydemonism; ..

    jhvh is the enemy of god and man

  • Mr. Goodrich does not believe that China can achieve a stable position among the great nations of the Earth until her populace shall have cast off the superstitions of their religion, for he declares most of them are still under the domination of polydemonism.

    From the NYT Archives: The Coming China, 1911

  • Mr. Goodrich does not believe that China can achieve a stable position among the great nations of the Earth until her populace shall have cast off the superstitions of their religion, for he declares most of them are still under the domination of polydemonism.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Elohim a trace of the original Semitic polydemonism; he maintains that the word signified the sum of the divine beings that inhabited any given place.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Life has been mobilized, if we may use such a phrase, and thus we arrive at _polydemonism_; by which we mean the theory that partitions the government of the world among a crowd of genii, who, though often at war among themselves, are always more powerful than man, and may do him much harm unless he succeeds in winning their help and good will.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

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