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THEISM

Belief in a personal and provident God. It may, however, take on different forms, notably monotheism (one God), polytheism (several gods), or henotheism (one chief god among several). theism is commonly distinguished fromatheism, which denies the existence of a personal, transcendent deity. (Etym. Greek 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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