What is god?

  • (noun): A man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people.
    Example: "He was a god among men"
    See also — Additional definitions below

God

God usually refers to the single deity in monotheism or the monist deity in pantheism. God is often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of humans and the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.

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Johann Eck - Disputations With Luther and Karlstadt
... his position so as to concede that the grace of God and free will work in harmony toward the common end ... to prove that good works are to be ascribed to the agency of God alone, whereupon Eck yielded so far as to admit that free will is passive in the beginning of conversion, although he ...
Methodism - Beliefs
... Most Methodists identify with the Arminian conception of free will, through God's prevenient grace, as opposed to the theological determinism of absolute predestination ... are said to embrace the biblical witness to God's activity in creation, encompass God's gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipate the consummation of ... By reason one asks questions of faith and seeks to understand God's action and will ...
Ukko
... male grandparent, old man, also thunder), parallel in Estonian mythology to Uku, is the god of the sky, weather, harvest and thunder in Finnish mythology ... Ukko is held the most significant god of Finnish mythology, although it is disputed by scholars whether this is accountable to later Christian influence ... in reference to his status as the most highly regarded god and on the other hand his traditional domain in the heavens ...
Vesta (mythology) - Comparative Interpretation
... The correspondence of Vesta with Vedic god Agni was noted long ago ... in the Indian epic poem Mahabharata the episodes of Karttikeya, god of war and son of Agni and of Agni and the daughters of Nila bear the same theme ... pregnant after sitting upon a phallus that appeared among the ashes of the ara of god Vulcanus, by order of Tanaquil wife of king Tarquinius Priscus) and that of the birth of Caeculus, the founder of ...
Celtic Mythology - Remnants of Gaulish and Other Mythology
... The Roman poet Lucan (1st century AD) mentions the gods Taranis, Teutates and Esus, but there is little Celtic evidence that these were important deities ... Along with dedications giving us god names, there are also deity representations to which no name has yet been attached ... images of a three headed or three faced god, a squatting god, a god with a snake, a god with a wheel, and a horseman with a kneeling giant ...

More definitions of "god":

  • (noun): A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
    Example: "Money was his god"
    Synonyms: idol, graven image
  • (noun): The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions.
    Synonyms: Supreme Being
  • (noun): Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.
    Synonyms: deity, divinity, immortal

Famous quotes containing the word god:

    Can it then be doubted, but that God, who is infinitely fine Spirit, and withal intelligent, can make and change all species and kind of body as he pleaseth? But I dare not say, that this is the way by which God Almighty worketh, because it is past my apprehension: yet it serves very well to demonstrate, that the omnipotence of God implieth no contradiction.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    Almost like a god looking at her terribly out of the everlasting dark, she had felt the eyes of that horse; great glowing, fearsome eyes, arched with a question, and containing a white blade of light like a threat. What was his non-human question, and his uncanny threat? She didn’t know. He was some splendid demon, and she must worship him.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Of course God will forgive me; that’s His job.
    Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)