Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Centering on God as the prime concern: a theocentric cosmology.

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  • adj. Having God as main focus: with God, a god, or gods as the focal point.

Etymologies

theo- + -centric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But we do not necessarily differ over the recognition of a diversity of voices in scripture, or over the need, from a confessional point of view of interpreting individual passages in light of all others a long-standing principle of the Reformed tradition, one reason it tends to be theocentric rather than merely Christocentric.

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • * Integrated in that it is both theocentric — motivated primarily by a desire to see God glorified among all peoples — and anthropocentric, because it is secondarily driven by a desire to meet the needs of people

    Unleashing the Brazilian Evangelical Missionary Force through a Business as Mission model

  • Although the Ordo Missae of Pope Paul VI specifically provides for celebration without an assembly, certain elements in it de-emphasize the theocentric direction of the Mass, actual communion with the intercession of the Mother of God and of the saints, and the benefits derived from the Holy Sacrifice for both the living and the dead.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • As before, however, Hartshorne's axiology is ultimately theocentric in character.

    Charles Hartshorne

  • Although Hartshorne often criticized the metaphysics of substance found in medieval philosophy, he was very much like medieval thinkers in developing a philosophy that was theocentric.

    Charles Hartshorne

  • Having said this, I must add also that a theocentric tradition, like Hinduism, is too often cursorily dismissed by those advocating the necessity for faith in Jesus as an exclusive savior.

    Archbishop Hosts Annual Inter Faith Lecture

  • An Incarnation of the Godhead and, to a lesser degree, any theocentric saint, sage or prophet is a human being who knows Who he is and can therefore effectively remind other human beings of what htey have allowed themselves to forget: namely, that if they choose to become what potentially they already are, they too can be eternally united with the Divine Ground.

    The Perennial Philosophy

  • But the spirituality of the presence of God, also after him, will continue to be rigidly theocentric, with all the problems and the "aporie" that derive from it, brought to light by the very authors that treat it.

    Archive 2008-12-14

  • It is a rigidly theocentric vision that in some authors is driven to the counsel of "leaving to one side the holy humanity of Christ."

    Archive 2008-12-14

  • Adams, for example, understands some notions of goodness in terms of likeness to God, an understanding that is unquestionably theocentric though not voluntaristic (Adams 1999, pp. 28-38).

    Theological Voluntarism

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