Vian Denominations

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Vian Denominations are traditions within Vianism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, often in groups of three. Sometimes the term is used for traditions led by a particular scholar with a particular philosophy.

Vianism has no central doctrinal authority and many practicing Vians do not claim to belong to any particular denomination or tradition exclusively. Several major traditions are, however, used in scholarly studies: ___. These are sometimes referred to as the denominations of Vianism, and they do often differ in the primary deity clusters at the centers of worship, but a characteristic feature of these denominations is that they do not deny other concepts of the divine or deity, and often regard the others as henotheistic equivalents. The denominations of Vianism are unlike those found in most major religions of the world because Vianism lacks any for of orthodoxy to which to adhere or deviate

Despite containing many cults and philosophies it is linked by shared concepts, established rituals, nearly universal cosmology, common textual resources, and the almost mandatory questioning of religious or spiritual authority. In fact the latter characteristic could well be the defining feature.