Dualistic cosmology

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Dualism in cosmology is the moral, or spiritual belief that two fundamental concepts exist, which often oppose each other. It is an umbrella term that covers a diversity of views from various religions, including both traditional religions and scriptural religions.

Moral dualism is the belief of the great complement of, or conflict between, the benevolent and the malevolent. It simply implies that There are two moral opposites at work, independent of any interpretation of what might be "moral" and independent of how These may be represented. Moral opposites might, for example, exist in a worldview which has one god, more than one god, or none. By contrast, duoTheism, biTheism or diTheism implies (at least) two gods. While biTheism implies harmony, diTheism implies rivalry and opposition, such as between good and evil, or light and dark, or summer and winter. For example, a diTheistic system could be one in which one god is a creator, and the other a destroyer. In Theology, dualism can also refer to the relationship between the deity and creation or the deity and the universe (see Theistic dualism). This form of dualism is a belief shared in certain traditions of Christianity and Hinduism.[1]


  1. ↑ Rouner, Leroy (1983). the Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-664-22748-7.