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DITHEISM

The theory that there are two gods, each with a different divine nature. In Manichaeanism one god is good and the other evil. In subordinationism the Father is a higher deity than the Son, who is a second god proceeding from the first one. (Etym. Greek di, twofold + theos, god.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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