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- n. The act or process of making divine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A making divine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of divinizing; deification: as, the divinization of pleasure. Also divinisation.
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For instance when Philo describes God's kingly power or Logos as the Lord of the OT it's difficult to see how this would be possible without some kind of divinization of those God's attributes.
It is the establishment of the great Protestant divide between the human and the divine, most perfectly expressed in Luther's denial of sanctifying grace, which resulted in the "divinization" of the mundane so necessary for the advancement of the capitalistic spirit.
Here, the Fall is a good thing, even the key to salvation and divinization, just as Joseph Smith, Jr., the Latter-day Saint prophet, said it was.
Simon May, a philosophy professor at the University of London's Birkbeck College and the author of "Love: A History," describes this phenomenon, peculiar to modernity, as the "divinization of human love."
The foundation of Christianity is God's accomplishing our divinization through grace, in all the areas that consist in our being created in the "image and likeness of God".
And displaying relics of the saint's body is another ancient tradition, a way for the faithful to connect to the reality of a forebear in the faith, both in his or her humanity and divinization.
This inversion of the "fear of God" as requiring aggressive and repressive self-righteousness has been responsible for endless scandals of faith over the centuries, quite often in conjunction with the divinization of culturally conservative causes from slavery to nationalism to patriarchy.
If joining the top of the ladder to the bottom is the whole secret of realization and the work of the Avatar, Tusar has just yanked the ladder out from under them and made their stated evolutionary goal of the divinization of matter a virtual impossibility.
Realization of God according to Sri Aurobindo : a study of a neo-Hindu vision on the divinization of man by George Nedumpalakunnel
I get impression that in James mind conscious splitting of the shema between God and Jesus would mean divinization of Jesus.