Yehezquel Kaufman Analysis, elements that are largely present in politheistic beliefs, and, are negated completely or greatly diminished in monotheistic beliefs.1. God´s are limited (there is an all emcompasing meta-realm from which everything and anything draws more or less power . Humean Mosaic ?? anyone? -emphasis, mine)2.presence of a mythology/theogony3. fluid boundary between divine, human, and, natural worlds4. Power is materially conceived5. Magic and divination (all ecompasing meta-realm ...)6.Cult is automatic7.Autonomy of Evil8. Salvation is escape (even for the God´s themselves).9. Amoral Universe(Sounds like scientism, to me- emphasis, mine, again)Kaufma´s conclusion is that Monotheism does not evolve from politheism, at a conceptual level, rather, monotheism is, for the most part , conceptually revolutionary.
I'm not sure how observing how different two positions are tells us anything about how the journey was made.
Why couldn't something be conceptually revolutionary, and yet also have evolved from something else at a conceptual level? For example, I think monotheism is a revolutionary concept, but I also think it is plausible that it evolved from polytheism after going through intermediate stages of henotheism and/or monolatry.