In the OrthodoxWiki entry on “Theosis,” the author makes the following statement: “The Mormons are clear promoters of henotheism, and the Church Fathers have absolutely no communality with their view.”
The entry in Wikipedia on “Henotheism,” in part, reads: “Henotheism is the belief and worship of a single god with accepting the existence or possible existence of other dieties.”
A subset of Henotheism is Monolatrism:
” . . . which is also the worship of one god among many. The primary difference between the two is that Henotheism is the worship of one god, not precluding the existence of others who may also be worthy of praise, while Monolatry is the worship of one god who alone is worthy of worship, though other gods are known to exist.”
The reasons why members of the LDS Church are referred to as Henotheists and/or Monolatrists are two fold:
- Mormons are non-Trinitarians, they believe that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are separate entities.
- Mormon belief in theosis, that man and God are the same species, and that man can achieve godhood.
So, I would agree that Mormons are Henotheists, but I would prefer to be categorized as Monolatrist.