theanthropism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek god + man.

Noun[edit]

theanthropism ‎(uncountable)

  1. A state of being God and man.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      [I]n speaking theologically and impersonally, i. e. of Psilanthropism and Theanthropism as schemes of belief, without reference to individuals, who profess either the one or the other, it will be absurd to use a different language as long as it is the dictate of common sense, that two opposites can not properly be called by the same name.
  2. The ascription of human attributes to a deity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gladstone to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.