theo-, the-, -theism, -theist, -theistic

(Greek: God, god, deity, divinity, divine)

atheology (s) (noun), atheologies (pl)
1. Antagonism to the study of the nature of God and religious truth; atheism.
2. The absence of knowledge about the existence and nature of the divine and its relationship to and influence upon other beings.
atheophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A loathing of atheism or atheists: The hostility against those who do not believe in God includes persecution, discrimination, intolerance, and prejudice, and is common among those who are quite influenced by atheophobia.
atheous (adjective)
1. Impious or having no reference to God regardless of divine existence or power.
2. Descriptive of being without God, neither accepting nor denying Him.
autotheism (s) (noun), autotheisms (pl)
1. The doctrine of God’s self-subsistence. The ascription of this attribute to the Second Person of the Trinity, as being God of himself and not merely God of God.
2. Self-deification or the worship of oneself that he or she is a deity: "Celeste believed that she was divine and God incarnate; however, as a patient in the mental institution, she never had any support for her views from her caretakers."
bitheism (s) (noun), bitheisms (pl)
The belief that the world is ruled by two equal and opposing forces or gods, one good and one evil.
chaotheistic (adjective)
That which relates to chaos, crude matter, or the primordial (existed from the beginning) unformed matter with God.
cosmotheism (s) (noun), cosmotheisms (pl)
1. The belief that identifies God with the cosmos or the universe.
2. The doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God.
cosmotheist (s) (noun), cosmotheists (pl)
1. Someone who has the belief that relates God with the universe or the cosmos.
2. A person who adheres to the doctrine, or belief, that God is the universe or who regards the universe as an embodiment or symbolism of God.
cosmotheistic (adjective)
Characterized by the doctrine or belief that the universe is a materialized form of God.
dithesim (s) (noun), dithesims (pl)
Belief in or beliefs in two equal gods.
dyotheism (s) (noun), dyotheisms (pl)
A belief that maintains that Christ has two natures, one divine and the other human.
dystheism (s) (noun), dystheisms (pl)
A belief that God exists but He is not wholly good, or that He might even be evil.
egotheism (s) (noun), egotheisms (pl)
1. Self-deification or the elevation of oneself to the status of a god: "In a New Age context, Egotheism can mean the deification of oneself or the claim that one has the qualities of God."
2. The deification of man's own conceptions of God, or the belief that man's conception of God is all that men can ever know about God.
entheomania (s) (noun), entheomanias (pl)
An obsessive zeal for religion or demonomania; religious insanity.
enthusiasm (s) (noun), enthusiasms (pl)
1. Passionate interest in or eagerness to do something.
2. Something that arouses a consuming interest.
3. Etymology: from Greek enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein "be inspired", from entheos, "inspired, possessed by a god", from en- "in" + theos, "god"; also, “possession by (a) god”, formed from enthous, "inspired"; literally "with (a) god in"; divine inspiration.
A man's enthusiasm is shown as being inspired by an angel or messenger of God.

A man with a passion gets his inspiration from God through an angel who is providing the writer with divine inspiration.

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Related religious-word units: church; dei-, div-; ecclesi-; fanati-; hiero-; idol-;-olatry; zelo-.