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Monotheism vs Polytheism The problems with one Deity The philosophical investigation of the nature and grounds of religious beliefs is one of the oldest and most persistent areas of philosophical endeavor Religious belief and practice give rise to a variety of philosophical issues posing epistemological questions about the justification of religious belief metaphysical questions about the nature of God and hisher existence in plural or singular forms and ethical questions about the relation of God to moral values So many are the intersecting major philosophical concerns in the religious arena and so immediate is the interest that philosophy of religion is one of the most significant fields of philosophical endeavor to both Christian philosophers and those of other persuasions The focus of problems in the philosophy of religion that will be centered on are the grounds for the belief in Gods the immortality of the soul the nature of Gods to humankind and the problem of evil Polytheism is distinguished from monotheism on the basis of polytheisms claim that divinity while personal and distinguished from the universe is many rather than one Most traditions are polytheistic or at least monotheistic with helper spirits but there are a few monotheistic ones which posit a single Great Creator with no supporting cast Except for Judaism Christianity and Islam the worlds religions are overwhelmingly polytheistic One of the major problems of these monotheistic religions that polytheism characterized Abrahams ancestors Josh 242 kinsmen Gen 3119 and descendants Gen352 Although all three biblically derived monotheistic religions claim Abraham as their founder Abrahams monotheism was perhaps more practical than theoretical God monopolized his allegiance to the extent that Abraham had neither room nor time for competing deities but nowhere in Genesis does he clearly deny their existence By contrast Moses defined the nature of God in a clearly monotheistic fashion Deut 43539 3239 The first of the Ten Commandments You shall have no other gods before besides me Exod
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