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  • the three great monotheistic religions:  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • This is called monotheism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Those readers who have been raised in a monotheistic culture (which is all of us, whatever our religious persuasion or lack thereof, who live within the Western tradition) might have a little trouble with the piety of the Greeks, whose chief implement of religious practice is the carving knife.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • 5’ It is interesting to note the continuance to this day of the rite of circumcision in the Hebrew and Mohammedan cults, where the Feminine element has been scrupulously purged from the official, strictly monotheistic mythology.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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  • She talked to Yuko about it and they realized that this man, preaching to a thousand impressionable and trusting parishioners, didn’t know, or didn’t care, that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity were not-so-distantly related branches of the same monotheistic, Abrahamic faith.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • All of the subsequent monotheistic religions-known by Muslims, appropriately, as religions of the Book-incorporated those ideas to some extent.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • And probably the half-unconscious rhapsody was a Fetishistic utterance in a Monotheistic setting; women whose chief companions are the forms and forces of outdoor Nature retain in their souls far more of the Pagan fantasy of their remote forefathers than of the systematized religion taught their race at later date.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Hence the personality or personalities of God—whether represented in trinitarian, dualistic, or unitarian terms, in polytheistic, monotheistic, or henotheistic terms, pictorially or verbally, as documented fact or as apocalyptic vision—no one should attempt to read or interpret as the final thing.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Jesus was responsible for the second wave of monotheism.
  • For a discussion of the possible origin of this aberration, see Sigmund Freud’s Moses and Monotheism.3 Heaven, hell, the mythological age, Olympus and all the other habitations of the gods are interpreted by psychoanalysis as symbols of the unconscious.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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