theopathy


Related to theopathy: psychotheism

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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It is in this passage that Milton argues for the acceptance of theomorphism and theopathy, and this is based on his explicit rejection of all previous forms of scriptural accommodation and the application of his own idiosyncratically literal theory of biblical interpretation.