henotheism

Every so often I just stop posting here. I'm not sure why; I continue to see new words, I just go a few days without posting one and then I've lost momentum, and then I go weeks without posting.

So, apologies again for the hiatus. Here's a new word.

According to Wikipedia:

Henotheism (Greek [...] "one god") is a term coined by Max Müller, to mean devotion to a single "God" while accepting the existence of other gods. Müller stated that henotheism means "monotheism in principle and a polytheism in fact."

See also "monolatrism" and "kathenotheism," which are also discussed in the henotheism article. I especially like the latter term, which the article translates as "one god at a time"; sort of the serial monogamy of religious belief, I guess.