deification


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de·i·fi·ca·tion

 (dē′ə-fĭ-kā′shən, dā′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of deifying.
b. The condition of being deified.
2. One that embodies the qualities of a god.

deification

(ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌdeɪ-)
n
1. (Theology) the act or process of exalting to the position of a god
2. (Theology) the state or condition of being deified

de•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌdi ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deifying.
2. the state of being deified.
3. the result of deifying.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deification - the condition of being treated like a god
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.deification - an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists' deification of capital"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
3.deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
worship - the activity of worshipping

deification

noun
1. worship, adoration, apotheosis, exaltation, glorification This book challenges the deification of Christ. veneration
2. hero-worship, glorification, adulation, idolization, elevation, exaltation the deification of rock stars
Translations

deification

[ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndeificación f

deification

[ˌdeɪɪfɪˈkeɪʃən ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [person, thing] → déification f

deification

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A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification of himself.
This preference of the genius to the parts is the secret of that deification of art, which is found in all superior minds.
Thus even love, which is the deification of persons, must become more impersonal every day.
Their topics include deification in Jesus' teaching, Clement of Alexandria on trinitarian and metaphysical relationality in the context of deification, Basil of Caesarea and the Cappadocians on the distinction between essence and energies in God and its relevance to the deification theme, between creation and salvation, and the appropriation of theosis by contemporary Baptist theologians.
While I am completely sympathetic to his premise that "the natural world must be the first focus of our faith" (13), I believe he tips too far toward the deification of nature while simultaneously removing God from the equation of creation.
North Korea has given deceased leader Kim Jong Il the title of generalissimo, official media reported Wednesday in yet another sign of the country's deification of him ahead of the 70th anniversary on Thursday of his birth.
The fecundity and dynamic life of God involves the eternal procession of love from love which exists in time and history as the missions of the incarnation and deification. The Trinitarian communion of love is the ground of creation - hence creation takes place within the drama of Trinitarian life.
To my knowledge there exists no evidence, at least in the medical disciplines, for the relentless grovelling and highly uninformed opinion by the media and others to the perpetual deification of Oxbridge as the pinnacle of undergraduate learning.
He proposes a typology of "ecologies of grace" using the classic categories of redemption, sanctification, and deification. These correspond respectively to more commonly termed strategies of eco-justice, stewardship, and eco-spirituality.
A postscript traces the legacy of these Christological developments in two modern contexts: the refutation of European Calvinists by the patriarch of the church and a twenty-first-century monk's defense of the notion of deification. The latter argues that humans continue to experience deification through the Incarnation by participating in the Eucharist and by becoming monks whose bodies manifest religious transformation.
It was a 1964 oil painting titled Nehru's Portrait by Hussain that seemed to be the first link of the chain that led up to his deification of Indira Gandhi after the 1971 War.
Under the heading ''The deification of injustice'' Phileleftheros wrote that the Criminal Court's decision to acquit the police officers shocked the public just as much as the video of the beating of the two students had shocked them.