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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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They are theriomorphic, anthropomorphic, theomorphic vessels, some with very explicit sexual forms, some depicting extremely violent scenes of killing (for instance, a man falling prey to a huge animal).
One could even argue that the cosmos, in turn, only achieves its order once it acquires a theomorphic shape.
After defining the ideal society of Islam, "Umma", then he defines the ideal Man, 'The Vicegerent of God', who is a theomorphic man whom the spirit of God has overcome the half of his being that relates to Iblis, to clay and to sediment.
Hence the importance of the prophetic vision and its creative imagination drawing on the imaginal realm as it calls to theomorphic reality.
Many of the ships have theriomorphic or theomorphic prows.
In fact Milton displayed a far greater literal understanding of a theomorphic scriptural deity than virtually all other biblical exegetes.
Since it is precisely this participation in the divine, this being theomorphic, that essentially constitutes man, the dedivinizing is always followed by a dehumanizing .
More substantial versions, called theomorphic by Kubler and Gibson, will present a series of presiding figures, in full regalia, sometimes with supplementary figures or emblems.
To be theomorphic is literally an impossibility, to represent the unrepresentable, to give form to the formless.
Tennyson's affirmation of doubt is also, at the same time, an affirmation of faith, of faith in doubt and faith in faith's immanence in the manifestation of doubt" (60)--all this is before an excursion into Kantian concepts of analogous religious discourse, wherein we learn that the poet's "formal materiality recognizes the lapsarian dangers attendant in matters of belief, and so the material marking of the text seeks to affirm the sublime through a resistance to the coherence of anthropomorphic or theomorphic representation" (65).
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.