theomania


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theomania

(ˌθɪəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Theology) religious madness, esp when it takes the form of believing oneself to be a god
ˌtheoˈmaniˌac n
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theomania

a religious ecstasy in which the devotee believes that he is the deity.
See also: Religion
a religious madness in which a person believes he is God or is inspired by God.
See also: God and Gods
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Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania. New
As early as 1872, Allan McLane Hamilton, of the New York State Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, discussed what he regarded as a rare form of "mental derangement" called theomania. This infliction bore all the marks of scrupulosity: a typical sufferer experienced dyspepsia, nightmares, and irritability, and the "least reference to the subject which had caused his mental distress (religion) [sic] would make him beside himself." His "religious trouble" absorbed his entire attention and he imagined the devil in disguise attempting to tempt him in even the most innocuous circumstances.
Theomania has swept the country since the 19-year-old became a national hero with a hat-trick in England's 4-1 win in Croatia last week.