What does the word polytheism mean?

Usage examples for polytheism

  1. But here, as in the former instance, the change is not effected suddenly; the human mind advances gradually from Polytheism to Monotheism, through the intermediate stage of the idea of Immutability or Destiny,- an idea suggested partly by the study of the invariable order of Nature, and partly by the irresistible domination of one great temporal power, such as the iron empire of Rome. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  2. Thus heathenism still held the key of the position, and constantly threatened to convict them of polytheism. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin