Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of man; undue reverence or extreme adulation paid to a man.
“The secret of all rapid and startling spiritual development is man-worship.”
“The deification of the dead, man-worship, or hero-worship, the next development of the religious idea after fetichism, was simply an acknowledgment of the belief in a future life; for the dead could not have been deified unless after death they had continued to live.”
“He seemed to have only one ambition -- the acquisition of knowledge and the career of a man of letters, and in his efforts to succeed, he ignored forms and social usages, forgot that he had a physical body to care for, and detested man-worship.”
“In this work we find a Ruskin without dogmatism, uncertainty, or man-worship.”
“Do not confuse "man-worship" with the many attempts, not to emancipate morality from religion and bring it into the realm of reason, but to substitute a secular meaning for the worst, the most profoundly irrational elements of religion.”
“It is in this sense, with this meaning and intention, that I would identify the sense of life dramatized in The Fountainhead as man-worship.”
“They could not see that among heathens used to apotheosis, man-worship, and plastic gods, ideas, to become effective, must put on concrete and tangible bodies.”
“I sincerely maintain that Nature-worship is more morally dangerous than the most vulgar man-worship of the cities; since it can easily be perverted into the worship of an impersonal mystery, carelessness, or cruelty.”
“This Church wants to preach to Protestants about the sin of man-worship!”
“The vast majority of those who have embraced the spiritual leadership of Luther in matters pertaining to Christian doctrine and morals will prove again that they are in no danger of inaugurating man-worship.”
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