Ethical monotheism is the belief in a single God who guides humanity through ethical principles. This can be seen as distinct from monotheistic beliefs which may be based on dogma or doctrines.
Ethical monotheists sometimes believe that all ethical standards are derived from God, and they are thus dependent upon the divine in this way. The foundation of ethical monotheism within the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) are found in the seven Noahide laws. These are recognised as universal laws for all humanity by Judaism, were encouraged as a foundation by early followers of Jesus (Acts 15), and are evident within Islam. Another major foundation of ethical monotheism, independent from the Abrahamic religions, is Zoroastrianism.
Neo-Platonism, which consists of philosophies derived from the teachings of the Greek philosopher Plato, is also a prominent form of ethical monotheism within Christianity.
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