deification


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de·i·fi·ca·tion

 (dē′ə-fĭ-kā′shən, dā′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of deifying.
b. The condition of being deified.
2. One that embodies the qualities of a god.

deification

(ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌdeɪ-)
n
1. (Theology) the act or process of exalting to the position of a god
2. (Theology) the state or condition of being deified

de•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌdi ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deifying.
2. the state of being deified.
3. the result of deifying.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deification - the condition of being treated like a god
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.deification - an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists' deification of capital"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
3.deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
worship - the activity of worshipping

deification

noun
1. worship, adoration, apotheosis, exaltation, glorification This book challenges the deification of Christ. veneration
2. hero-worship, glorification, adulation, idolization, elevation, exaltation the deification of rock stars
Translations

deification

[ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndeificación f

deification

[ˌdeɪɪfɪˈkeɪʃən ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [person, thing] → déification f

deification

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A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification of himself.
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).