from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Christianity The belief that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three separate and distinct gods, heretical in orthodox Christianity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A belief in three gods.
  • n. Any of several forms of Christianity that deny the Trinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The opinion or doctrine that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine that there are three Gods, specifically that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods.

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

  • n. (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods


tri- +‎ theism (Wiktionary)


  • As they aim to be monotheistic, each variant of this approach has a unique way of undercutting the inference from three divine persons to tritheism.


  • As to the charge of tritheism, Alston opines that “Swinburne embraces a fairly straightforward form of tritheism” (55).


  • The views seem to range from tritheism, to the idea that the Trinity is an event, to something that differs only slightly, or only in emphasis, from pro-Nicene


  • He adds however, that anyone seeking to make the doctrine intelligible, is inevitably going to tilt towards either modalism or tritheism.


  • According to tritheism, on the other hand, the divine persons are each distinct individual persons which are so closely related that they together count as a single thing in some fashion.

    Philosophy and Christian Theology

  • Besides monophysitism, Philoponus 'name is associated with the doctrine of tritheism.

    John Philoponus

  • For if you say that the F is divine or a god, and the S is divine or a god, and the HS is divine or a god, then you are committed to tritheism.

    Not Three Gods

  • But in the Pagan and Oriental religions this trinity was nothing else but a tritheism.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Otherwise tritheism would have been the inevitable result.

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

  • He affirms with special emphasis his faith in the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and in the real presence of Our Saviour in the Holy Eucharist -- a protestation against the two heresies which had troubled that century, the tritheism of Roscelin, and the impanation of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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