Monotheism (Encyclopedia of Science and Religion)
Monotheism is the belief in a single personal God who is the creator of the cosmos and continues to exercise some influence on it. Monotheism is the core tenet of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as a basic belief about reality for many outside these traditions. God is often, but not always, held to be of unlimited power (omnipotence), unlimited knowledge (omniscience), unlimited extension (omnipresence), and unlimited goodness (omnibenevolence). Further beliefsod is three persons in one, is self-revealing, is salvifically involved with human beingsre advanced by specific religious traditions; their beliefs about God share important commonalities and exhibit important contrasts.
See also GOD; PANENTHEISM; PANTHEISM; THEISM