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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.
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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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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.27 He passes through the very midst of nature and comes to understand God; he seeks out mankind and thus attains God.
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If these elements of theocapitalism's theology of culture are shown to be relatively adequate over further testing and critical reflection, then we may with some confidence judge theocapitalism's strategies, present in church or world, to be profoundly theomorphic. 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).
When Adam sees the fallen Eve, the sexual implications of "Converse" are obvious in his cry: "How can I live without thee, how forgo / Thy sweet Converse and Love so dearly join'd ...?" (9.909-10)(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 2.682); and "if man be the image of God, which consists in holiness, ...