Definitions

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  • n. A religious mania.
  • n. A mental illness in which the patient believes to be a god or to be possessed by one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Insanity in which the patient imagines himself to be the Deity, or fancies that the Deity dwells in him; also, demonomania.

Etymologies

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theo- +‎ mania

Examples

  • Three others were cases of "theomania" in the sense that their delusions concerned messages from God.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • It seems evident, then, that all the phenomena of animal magnetism have been from an early period known to mankind under the various forms of divinatory ecstasy, demonopathy or witchmania, theomania, or fanatical religious excitation, spontaneous catalepsy, and somnambulism.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • It is plain, however, that the theopaths, as James calls them, or victims of theomania, to use the French phrase, will be of importance in this analysis because of the equivocal character of the emotions felt in cases of religious delusion.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

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