Complete Definition of "allotheism"

English

Etymology
From (allo-) "different and Gr. θεÏÏ (Theós) "god".

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. Worship of a god or gods that are foreign to one's own land.

#*1854, w:Jeremy Taylor|Jeremy Taylor, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, p. 436:
#*:I consider that in the first commandment where atheism and polytheism and allotheism are forbidden directly and principally.
#*1864, w:James Gracey Murphy|James Gracey Murphy Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis, p. 464:
#*:But we shoud not forget that the world was yet too young to have arrived at the rigid and sharply-defined systems of polytheism or allotheism to which we are accustomed.
#*1879, John Heyl Vincent, The lesson commentary on the International lessons for 1880, p. 164:
#*:The inhabitants, also, of Ur had fallen into polytheism, or, if we may so speak, allotheism, the worship of other gods.
#*1984, Akbar S. Ahmed, David M. Hart, Islam in Tribal Societies: From the Atlas to the Indus, p. 8:
#*:There is no allotheism in Islam. Muslims do not anthropomorphise or, conversely, encourage belief in anthropolatry.

Derived terms
top2
allotheist
allotheists
allotheistic
mid2
allotheistical
allotheistically

See also
theism
polytheism

Category:English nouns
Category:Religion
Category:English_nouns_ending_in_-ism
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