Supreme Being
Supreme Being
is a term used by theologians and philosophers of many religions, including Christianity, Islam,[1] Hinduism,[2] Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, Deism[3] and Zoroastrianism
as an alternative to the term God.


1 Use of the term

1.1 Christianity 1.2 Cult of the Supreme Being 1.3 Hinduism 1.4 Islam 1.5 Sikhism 1.6 Yoruba religion 1.7 Jainism

2 See also 3 References

Use of the term[edit] Christianity[edit] See also: God
in Christianity In Christian theology, the term Supreme Being
Supreme Being
is used to refer to God.[4] Cult of the Supreme Being[edit]

Festival of the Supreme Being, 8 June 1794 Paris

The Cult of the Supreme Being
Cult of the Supreme Being
(French: Culte de l'Être suprême) was a form of deism established in France by Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
during the French Revolution.[5] It was intended to become the state religion of the new French Republic and a replacement for Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholicism
and its rival, the Cult of Reason.[6] Hinduism[edit] Main article: Ishvara In Hinduism, the term is used by several traditions. It is used by the Vaishnavite
traditions in reference to Vishnu/Krishna,[7][8] and by the Shaiva
tradition in reference to Shiva.[9] Islam[edit] Islamic scholars have used the term Supreme Being
Supreme Being
to refer to Allah, Arabic for "The God".[10] Sikhism[edit] Sikhs personally use Waheguru, or the term Ik Onkar, meaning "One God." Yoruba religion[edit] In the Yoruba religion
Yoruba religion
the term "Supreme Being" is used in reference to Olorun, one of the three manifestations of the Supreme God
in the Yoruba pantheon.[11] In Yoruba cosmology, Olorun is the Supreme Being whose supremacy is absolute.[12] Jainism[edit] Jainism
posits two kinds of Suprement Beings, both infinite in number. They are Arihant and Siddha. They are infinite in number and possess only one kind of omnis out of four viz. Omniscience. Other three Omnis are not considered positive attributes in Jainism. See also[edit]

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


^ 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
– the Supreme Being ^ Jordan, pp. 199ff. ^ 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
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
– Olorun ^ The Yoruba Religious System

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