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  • n. The attribution of human emotions to a god.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as anthropopathism, 1.


anthropo- + -pathy (Wiktionary)


  • Certainly, therefore, anger, and the like affections, can by no means be ascribed to the infinitely perfect God in the proper and usual acceptation of the words, but only by an anthropopathy; attributing that to God, which bears some analogy and proportion to what we find in men.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.

  • This anthropopathy is a figure by which God is interpreted to us after the intelligible forms of humanity.

    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism


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