theopathy

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theopathy

(θɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n
(Theology) religious emotion engendered by the contemplation of or meditation upon God
[C18: from theo- + -pathy, from sympathy]
theopathetic, theopathic adj

theopathy

religious emotion or excitement caused by contemplation of God. — theopathetic, — theopathic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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al-Hallaj's ecstatic theopathic utterances (shathiyat), most
Chapters four ("The Theopathic Deity") and five ("The Odium Dei") address Milton's representations of God in Paradise Lost, and here again Lieb emphasizes "darker" aspects of Milton's God, paying significant attention to God's violence.
While Milton's angelic choruses may lie behind these lines, they particularly recall the description of Theopathic rapture in Religious Musings.