from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Attribution of human feelings to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
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- n. anthropopathy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ascription of human passions to supernatural beings, especially to the Supreme Being. Also called anthropopathy.
- n. An expression containing or implying such ascription.
Moreover, when hate is attributed to God in scriptural translations, it is most likely an anthropopathism.
In opposition to the anthropopathism of the Jewish Scriptures, the
The other basic hermeneutical aspect that he fails to understand is anthropomorphism and anthropopathism, whereby God represents Himself as having human emotions or various physical characteristics by analogy, so He could be understood.
Discussion) Some fundamentalist Protestants, "traditionalist" Catholics, and, as they call themselves (two theologically liberal schools of thought today: the latter even infiltrating evangelical Protestantism) deny these ancient orthodox doctrines on God's nature, and deny that Scripture (in other words, God, Who inspired Scripture) utilizes the literary or teaching device of anthropopathism as a means to teach men about the nature and ways of an almost incomprehensible and extraordinary God.