This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: monotheism, MONOTHEISM this is Belief in one god only, MONOTHEISM ETHICAL MONOTHEISM Teaches that the main goal of religion is to teach UNIVERSAL ETHICS that would apply to all humans, not just for Jews., MONOTHEISM ETHICAL MONOTHEISM German-Jewish thinker Nahman Krochmal invented this term., We call our god EL, or YAWEH, or El Shaddai, or El Elyon, or El Berith these used to be independent gods El was the chief God. Yaweh was his son. Asherah was Yaweh's wife., POLYTHEISM this is Belief in many gods., MONOTHEISM distinguished from POLYTHEISM, We call our god EL, or YAWEH, or El Shaddai, or El Elyon, or El Berith The rabbis teach God has 70 names The canaanite pantheon had 70 Gods., MONOTHEISM Personal Monotheism The idea that God is involved in the world and that he is the direct cause of the motion of every atom and sub atomic particle. That god is also involved psychologically with people. (ortho view), MONOTHEISM Personal Monotheism "For every blade of grass, there is an angel (Talmud), MONOTHEISM ETHICAL MONOTHEISM ethical monotheism is OPPOSED to orthodoxy., El was the chief God. Yaweh was his son. Asherah was Yaweh's wife. these Gods were worshipped by our ancestors The canaanite pantheon had 70 Gods., MONOTHEISM unique to Judaism? No, other ancient faiths had monotheism, Such as the Greek religion taught by of Plotinus, Belief in one god only names of God We call our god EL, or YAWEH, or El Shaddai, or El Elyon, or El Berith, MONOTHEISM Personal Monotheism God rewards and punishes individuals who keep his laws or disobey him (orthodox view), Belief in many gods. our ancestors worshipped many gods The canaanite pantheon had 70 Gods., MONOTHEISM ETHICAL MONOTHEISM Idea that God is not interested in one little group of people. The only ideas in Judaism that are great ideas, are the univeral ethics of the prophets, not the little detailed laws like shabbat and kashrut. God would not care about these things, said Krochmal.