theomania


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theomania

(ˌθɪəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Theology) religious madness, esp when it takes the form of believing oneself to be a god
ˌtheoˈmaniˌac n

theomania

a religious ecstasy in which the devotee believes that he is the deity.
See also: Religion
a religious madness in which a person believes he is God or is inspired by God.
See also: God and Gods
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As early as 1872, Allan McLane Hamilton, of the New York State Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, discussed what he regarded as a rare form of "mental derangement" called theomania.
Theomania has swept the country since 19-year-old Walcott became a national hero by scoring a hat-trick in England's 4-1 victory in Croatia last week.
Theomania has swept the country since the 19-year-old became a national hero with a hat-trick in England's 4-1 win in Croatia last week.