What is god?

  • (noun): A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
    Example: "Money was his god"
    Synonyms: idol, graven image
    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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Methodism - Beliefs
... identify with the Arminian conception of free will, through God's prevenient grace, as opposed to the theological determinism of absolute predestination ... terms, these confessions 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 ... By reason one asks questions of faith and seeks to understand God's action and will ...
Vesta (mythology) - Comparative Interpretation
... The correspondence of Vesta with Vedic god Agni was noted long ago ... that 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 ... 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 ...
Johann Eck - Disputations With Luther and Karlstadt
... he was compelled by his opponent to modify his position so as to concede that the grace of God and free will work in harmony toward the common end ... then proceeded 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 ...
Ukko
... 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 ... Ylijumala (English Overgod), probably in reference to his status as the most highly regarded god and on the other hand his traditional domain in the heavens ...
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 ... Among these are 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): 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
  • (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): A man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people.
    Example: "He was a god among men"

Famous quotes containing the word god:

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    love you land of the pilgrims” and so forth oh
    say can you see by the dawn’s early my
    country ‘tis of centuries come and go
    and are no more what of it we should worry
    in every language even deafanddumb
    thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
    by jing by gee by gosh by gum
    —E.E. (Edward Estlin)

    White ... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    This I know; God cannot sin, because his doing a thing makes it just, and consequently, no sin.... And therefore it is blasphemy to say, God can sin; but to say, that God can so order the world, as a sin may be necessarily caused thereby in a man, I do not see how it is any dishonor to him.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)