A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification
This preference of the genius to the parts is the secret of that deification
of art, which is found in all superior minds.
Thus even love, which is the deification
of persons, must become more impersonal every day.
On the basis of the interpretation of the writings of Maximus the Confessor, Staniloae distinguishes between deification
"in a broad sense" and deification
"in a strict sense" that refers to the spiritual progress made by a human being beyond the limits of one's natural powers.
What THE NEW AMERICAN warned about last year--the deification
of the state, and the near-deification
of the president--National Review, the supposed flagship of the conservative movement, now prescribes as conservative orthodoxy.
The last example is the more famous Idea del Theatro (Venice, 1550), a description of the complex utopian project of universal knowledge, alchemic transmutation, and human deification
suggested by the orator, poet, and kabbalist Giulio Camillo Delminio: the analogical net of elements--which here is made up according to the composing principle from the cosmogony and put in a real, mental, and metaphorical space--represents the highest interaction of memoria and inventio as well as one of the most radical experiments of knowledge per signa.
shares his thoughts about heaven, beauty, and deification
The official deification
of an American president is not unprecedented (Lincoln in his memorial is loosely modeled on Zeus in the temple at Olympia), though rarely has a memorial architect been so insistent that the visitor comport himself as a religious pilgrim.
Ten years ago, Greil Marcus wrote ``Dead Elvis,'' a book that examined pop culture's deification
of Elvis Presley after his ignominious passing.
After outlining the development of deification
language and doctrine in the Greek and Latin traditions, and studying in much greater detail the works of late medieval writers and thinkers from the Victorines to Aquinas, Botterill concludes that Dante's trasumanar is an experience related to mystical excessus rather than to deificatio.
At the level of shared motifs, Mark Biddle treats "The Figure of Lady Jerusalem: Identification, Deification
and Personification of Cities in the Ancient Near East" (pp.
He masterfully offers theological insights that are pointed, even if left underdeveloped, especially in the form of such expressions as "Christify," "ecclesiastify," or the "'interior Eucharist' of the mystical life"; and such pithy theological declarations as "the doctrine of deification
presupposes the humanization of God" (71), "the deiformity of humankind corresponds to the humanity of God" (95), and "the divine is paradoxically more human than humanity itself" (95).