tritheism
noun Date: 1678 the doctrine that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods • tritheist noun or adjectivetritheistic or tritheistical adjective

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  • Tritheism — is the belief that there are three distinct, powerful gods, who form a triad. Generally three gods are envisaged as having separate powers and separate supreme beings or spheres of influence but working together. In this respect tritheism differs …   Wikipedia

  • Tritheism — Tri the*ism, n. [Pref. tri + Gr. ? God: cf. F. trith[ e]isme.] The opinion or doctrine that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tritheism — [trī′thē iz΄əm] n. [ TRI + THEISM] belief in three gods; specif., the heretical doctrine or belief that the persons of the Trinity are three distinct gods tritheist n …   English World dictionary

  • tritheism —    This word (from the Greek treis, meaning three, and theos, meaning God ) means belief in and worship of three gods. Tritheism, which is usually contrasted with both monotheism and polytheism, is a misunderstanding of the Trinity as three… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • tritheism — tritheist, n., adj. tritheistic, tritheistical, adj. /truy thee iz euhm/, n. Theol. belief in three Gods, esp. in the doctrine that the three persons of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) are three distinct Gods, each an independent center …   Universalium

  • tritheism — noun a) A belief in three gods b) Any of several forms of Christianity that deny the Trinity …   Wiktionary

  • tritheism — belief that the members of the Trinity are separate gods Ecclesiastical Terms Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tritheism — tri·the·ism …   English syllables

  • tritheism —  Тритеизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • tritheism — tri•the•ism [[t]ˈtraɪ θiˌɪz əm[/t]] n. rel belief in three Gods, esp. in the doctrine that the three persons of the Trinity are three distinct Gods • Etymology: 1670–80 tri′the•ist, n. adj. tri the•is′tic, tri the•is′ti•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

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