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SUPREME BEING is a term used by theologians and philosophers of many religions, including Christianity
Christianity
, Islam
Islam
, Hinduism , Judaism
Judaism
, Sikhism , and deism , as an alternative to the term God.

CONTENTS

* 1 Use of the term

* 1.1 Christianity
Christianity
* 1.2 Deism
Deism
* 1.3 Hinduism * 1.4 Islam
Islam
* 1.5 Sikhism * 1.6 Yoruba religion

* 2 See also * 3 References

USE OF THE TERM

CHRISTIANITY

See also: God
God
in Christianity
Christianity

In Christian theology, the term Supreme Being is used to refer to God . Although God
God
is mostly reserved for God
God
the Father in the New Testament, Supreme Being can be used to refer to Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
or the Holy Trinity
Trinity
of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit
.

DEISM

Festival of the Supreme Being, 8 June 1794 Paris
Paris

Deists use the term Supreme Being to refer to the Godly. Following the French Revolution , the Cult of the Supreme Being
Cult of the Supreme Being
was intended to become the state religion of the new French Republic .

HINDUISM

Main article: Ishvara
Ishvara

In Hinduism, the term is used by several traditions. It is used by the Vaishnavite traditions in reference to Vishnu
Vishnu
/ Krishna
Krishna
, and by the Shaiva tradition in reference to Shiva
Shiva
.

ISLAM

Islamic scholars have used the term Supreme Being to refer to Allah
Allah
, Arabic for "The God".

SIKHISM

The holy scripture of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Granth Sahib
, uses terms that are sometimes translated as "Supreme Being". Sikhs personally use Waheguru , or the term Ik Onkar , meaning "One God."

YORUBA RELIGION

In the Yoruba religion the term "Supreme Being" is used in reference to Olorun , one of the three manifestations of the Supreme God
God
in the Yoruba pantheon . In Yoruba cosmology, Olorun is the Supreme Being whose supremacy is absolute.

SEE ALSO

* Absolute (philosophy) * Conceptions of God
God
* Creator god * Demiurge * Existence of God
God
* Mother goddess
Mother goddess
* Names of God
God

REFERENCES

* ^ Revelation
Revelation
– Sacred Theology * ^ The Hindu Online edition of India's National Newspaper, Monday, Sep 22, 2003 * ^ website showing usage by Deists during the French Revolution. * ^ God
God
– the Supreme Being * ^ Neely, p. 212: "(T)he Convention authorized the creation of a civic religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being. On May 7, Robespierre introduced the legislation...." * ^ Delmonico, N. (2004). "The History Of Indic Monotheism And Modern Chaitanya Vaishnavism". The Hare Krishna
Krishna
Movement: the Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant. ISBN 978-0-231-12256-6 . Retrieved 2008-04-12. * ^ Elkman, S.M.; Gosvami, J. (1986). Jiva Gosvamin's Tattvasandarbha: A Study on the Philosophical and Sectarian Development of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Movement. Motilal Banarsidass Pub.

* ^ Maha Shirvratri website, About Lord Shiva * ^ Allah, al-llah * ^ God
God
– Olorun * ^ The Yoruba Religious System

* v * t * e

Theology : Outline

* Conceptions of God
God

THEISM

FORMS

* * Deism
Deism
* Dystheism * Henotheism * Hermeticism
Hermeticism
* Kathenotheism * Nontheism * Monolatrism * Monotheism * Mysticism
Mysticism
* Panentheism * Pandeism
Pandeism
* Pantheism
Pantheism
* Polydeism * Polytheism
Polytheism
* Spiritualism
Spiritualism
* Theopanism

CONCEPTS

* * Deity
Deity
* Divinity
Divinity

* Gender of God
God
and gods

* Male deity * Goddess
Goddess

* Numen

Singular god theologies

BY FAITH

* Abrahamic religions

* Judaism
Judaism
* Christianity
Christianity
* Islam
Islam

* the Bahá\'í Faith
Faith
* Buddhism * Hinduism * Jainism * Sikhism * Zoroastrianism

CONCEPTS

* Absolute * Brahman * Emanationism * Logos
Logos
* Supreme Being

GOD AS

* the Devil * Sustainer * Time

TRINITARIANISM

* Athanasian Creed
Athanasian Creed
* Comma Johanneum
Comma Johanneum
* Consubstantiality * Homoousian * Homoiousian * Hypostasis * Perichoresis
Perichoresis
* Shield of the Trinity
Trinity
* Trinitarian formula
Trinitarian formula
* Trinity
Trinity
* Trinity
Trinity
of the Church Fathers * Trinitarian Universalism

ESCHATOLOGY

* Afterlife * Apocalypticism * Buddhist * Christian * Heaven
Heaven
* Hindu * Islamic * Jewish * Taoist * Zoroastrian

FEMINIST

* Buddhism * Christianity
Christianity
* Hinduism * Islam
Islam
* Judaism
Judaism
* Mormonism * Goddesses

OTHER CONCEPTS

* The All
The All
* Aristotelian view * Attributes of God
God
in Christianity
Christianity
/ in Islam
Islam
* Binitarianism * Demiurge * Divine simplicity
Divine simplicity
* Divine presence
Divine presence
* Egotheism * Exotheology * Holocaust

* Godhead in Christianity
Christianity

* Latter Day Saints

* Great Architect of the Universe * Great Spirit
Great Spirit
* Apophatic theology
Apophatic theology
* Olelbis * Open theism * Personal god * Phenomenological definition * Philo\'s view * Process * Tian
Tian
* Unmoved mover

NAMES OF GOD IN

* Christianity
Christianity
* Hinduism * Islam
Islam
* Jainism * Judaism
Judaism

BY FAITH

CHRISTIAN

* History * Outline * Biblical canon * Glossary * Christology * Cosmology * Ecclesiology
Ecclesiology
* Ethics * Hamartiology * Messianism * Nestorianism * Philosophy * Practical * Sophiology
Sophiology
* Soteriology

HINDU

* Ayyavazhi theology * Krishnology

ISLAMIC

* Oneness of God
God
* Prophets * Holy Scriptures * Angels * Predestination * Last Judgment

JEWISH

* Abrahamic prophecy * Aggadah * Denominations * Kabbalah
Kabbalah
* Philosophy

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