jurgen Moltmann, however, rightly points out that Luther's main contention is not with medieval catholic theology per se, but with our own proclivities to strive for self-deification
through works and knowledge, which Luther saw within the theology of his scholastic contemporaries.
Emerging themes from the conference include the need to rethink notions of the categories of the divine and human, the suggestion to view self-deification
of rulers as both an anomaly and a dynamic phenomenon, and the realization that the divine kingship manifests itself differently in varying areas of the world.
Balthasar criticizes these "secular theologies" as embodying the sinful marks of Prometheus and Dionysius, or self-deification
through "self-mastery" and "ecstatic transport" (37), tendencies that gave birth to the "two monstrosities" of modernity: the Nietzschean "superman" and the "subhuman" clone of mass production and consumption (253).
The section on his upbringing during the prosperous reign of his father, Amenhotep III, includes the latter's own leanings toward sun worship and self-deification
, and is hampered mainly by our lack of textual documentation regarding Akhenaten's personal motivations.
To claim otherwise is to be guilty of the obvious sin of idolatry, or worse yet, self-deification
requires suicide merely exemplifies the truth that to will to be one's own god is to will to be nothing.
Dances With Wolves (1990; 12 nominations, 7 wins) In light of what came after, it's hard to watch now and not see this as a bit of self-deification
The former, he said, symbolized human self-deification
while the latter represented God's self-humiliation in Jesus Christ.
First, he claims that the project of self-deification
with its rejection of a common morality leads to an immoral "radical egoism" (p.
In such ways does the novel imply that the period's sensibility was a diseased heresy from its music to its politics, its art to its loose morals, its violence to its naval-gazing self-deification