American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of deifying.
- n. The condition of being deified.
- n. One that embodies the qualities of a god.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of deifying; the state of being raised to the rank of a deity; a deified embodiment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.
- n. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
- n. the condition of being treated like a god
- n. an embodiment of the qualities of a god
- French déification (Wiktionary)
“Mandela said a week ago when he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, that we must fight against and defeat what he described as the deification of arms, the seemingly entrenched view that to kill another person is a natural way of advancing one's cause or an obviously correct manner by which to resolve disputes.”
“I'm convinced that the doctrine of theosis/deification is a necessary and invaluable point of ecumenical discussion and consideration, and the more that Catholics learn about it, the better.”
“For orthodox Christianity there is not an identity between the spark and God. union of the human spirit with God takes place -- union so complete that the word deification is applied to it; but it is not the union of identical substances.”
“John O'Keeffe's Omai, or A Trip round the World, which gave currency to the idea of Cook's deification, is another crucial model.”
“For when we speak about the flesh, we use the terms deification and assumption of the Word and exceeding exaltation and anointing.”
“Entheogens (whose name means in Greek "deification from within") are substances scientifically classified as psychotropic herbs.”
“Finally, there is also the fact that this language of divine sonship—or theosis, also known as deification—is found through the entire Catechism.”
“Remember this, and things like it, when the inevitable right-wing deification occurs when she finally passes on:”
“Only an uncreated power can be the cause or ground of deification, that is certainly a patristic principle.”
“The deification is the highest possible resemblance to God and union with”
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