Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.
TH A form of polytheism in which a pantheon of gods exists under the supreme authority of a "High God." Henotheism holds that only the High God may rightfully receive prayer and worship.
In Wiccan usage, the doctrine that all gods and goddesses are aspects of a single underlying divine source. Classically, the worship of a single god or goddess without denying the existence of others.
Belief in one god without denying the existence of others.
Devotion to one god, while accepting the existence of others. Much of the Old Testament is henotheistic.
belief in or worship of a god (e.g., a tribal god), without asserting that it is the one and only god. See also monism, monotheism, pantheism, polytheism.
Henotheism (Greek heis theos "one god") is a term coined by Max MÃ¼ller, to mean devotion to a single "God" while accepting the existence of other gods. MÃ¼ller stated that henotheism means "monotheism in principle and a polytheism in fact." He made the term a center of his criticism of Western theological and religious exceptionalism (relative to Eastern religions), focusing on a cultural dogma which held "monotheism" to be both fundamentally well-defined and inherently superior to differing conceptions of God.