Definitions

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  • adj. Sensitive to divine influence; being profoundly affected by ideas of god.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as theopathetic.

Etymologies

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From theopathy.

Examples

  • Krishnaism offers the most extensive manifestation to be found in the world of what W. James calls the theopathic condition as illustrated by nuns like Marguérite Marie Alacoque, Saint Gertrude and the more distinguished Saint Theresa.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • He is especially conscious of the dangers facing those whose primary pursuit concerns being sympathetic, theopathic, and morally perceptive.

    David Hartley

  • In theopathic characters, like those whom we have just considered, the love of God must not be mixed with any other love.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • When their intellectual outlook is narrow, they fall into all sorts of holy excesses, fanaticism or theopathic absorption, self-torment, prudery, scrupulosity, gullibility, and morbid inability to meet the world.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • A lower example still of theopathic saintliness is that of Saint Gertrude, a Benedictine nun of the thirteenth century, whose "Revelations," a well-known mystical authority, consist mainly of proofs of Christ's partiality for her undeserving person.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • There is no English name for such a sweet excess of devotion, so I will refer to it as a theopathic condition.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Loneliness of religious originators — Corruption follows success — Extravagances — Excessive devoutness, as fanaticism — As theopathic absorption — Excessive purity —

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

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