The grassroots of a religion is nearly always a combination of beliefs and practices from multiple historical sources.
Magical thinking, ritualistic habits and popular beliefs all tend to survive within a culture even though its official religion may change.
Monotheistic Religions Scriptural Debating Style: Christians and Muslims Must be Patient and Courteous God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic What Causes Religion and Superstitions?
The typical monotheistic god is Omnipotent (infinitely powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), the supreme creator and First Cause of all existence, benevolent (perfectly and purely good-natured) and personal (it cares about, and communicates with, individual people).Belief that God has a special contract with a Hebrew tribe, involving many specific rules of behaviour About Judaism" href="judaism.html"Judaism, Christianity" JQPU_Content="Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation About Christianity" href="christianity.html" and there is no archaeological or genetic evidence that any peoples in the Middle East are descended from such a father-figure.David Leeming in "Jealous Gods & Chosen People: The Mythology of the Middle East" calls him a "mythical hero and father".About Hinduism" href="hinduism.html"Wicca, most types of Paganism and old Semite religions.The most famous monotheistic religions are Judaism" JQPU_Content="Organized Judaism emerged from Babylonian writings.
Different religions have different numbers and types of gods.