theomorphic


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the·o·mor·phism

 (thē′ō-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
Depiction or conception of humans as having the form of a god.

the′o·mor′phic adj.

theomorphic

(ˌθɪəˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
(Theology) of or relating to the conception or representation of man as having the form of God or a deity
[C19: from Greek theomorphos, from theo- + morphē form]
ˌtheoˈmorphism n
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One could even argue that the cosmos, in turn, only achieves its order once it acquires a theomorphic shape.
Hence the importance of the prophetic vision and its creative imagination drawing on the imaginal realm as it calls to theomorphic reality.
In fact Milton displayed a far greater literal understanding of a theomorphic scriptural deity than virtually all other biblical exegetes.
In short, did Milton believe God to be as blatantly theomorphic as he seems to regard Him as theopathetic?
Since it is precisely this participation in the divine, this being theomorphic, that essentially constitutes man, the dedivinizing is always followed by a dehumanizing .
To be theomorphic is literally an impossibility, to represent the unrepresentable, to give form to the formless.
909-10)(2) But Milton always sees the theomorphic in the relation of the sexes and marriage as "the neerest resemblance of our union with Christ" (Tetrachordon 2.
6) This theomorphic element in the relation of the sexes goes beyond metaphor and becomes mystical.
A major objective of this collection is to demonstrate that only when both men and women are understood to be theomorphic (possessing God-likeness) does theology become a fully human discourse.
This secular humanism changed the views of people about all things, from a theomorphic to a anthropomorphic or anthropocentric one, and, therefore, now everything revolves around man.
What you were saying about the nature of the change that took place in the West during the Renaissance is, after all, a significant historical development that has affected the course of Western civilization to such an extent that to ask for such a radical change--the kind of change you are suggesting--is to ask for a total re-orientation of the belief system--from homocentric to theomorphic, and that may be too much.