Conceptions Of God

Conceptions of God in monotheistpantheist, and panentheist religions – or of the supreme deity in henotheistic religions – can extend to various levels of abstraction:

  • as a powerful, human-like, supernatural being, or as the deification of an esoteric, mystical or philosophical entity or category;
  • as the “Ultimate“, the summum bonum, the “Absolute Infinite”, the “Transcendent“, or Existence or Being itself;
  • as the ground of being, the monistic substrate, that which we cannot understand; and so on.

The first recordings that survive of monotheistic conceptions of God, borne out of henotheism and (mostly in Eastern religions) monism, are from the Hellenistic period. Of the many objects and entities that religions and other belief systems across the ages have labeled as divine, the one criterion they share is their acknowledgment as divine by a group or groups of human beings.

Main pages: Attributes of God, Conceptions of God, Existence of God, and Names of God
Main articles: Outline Of Conceptions of God, Conceptions of God, Image of God, and Concept Of God In Islam

About God

God in Religions

General conceptions about God

Specific conceptions

Singular God

Other views


The Holy Spirit

Son of God

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The Attributes of God

Philosophy of religion

Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Atheism and Non-theistic views

General Atheism Concepts

Related positions

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FAQ about God

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