theomorphism


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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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theomorphism

the state or condition of being formed in the image or likeness of God. — theomorphic, adj.
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"Moslems see in the Prophet the prototype and model of the virtues which make the theomorphism of man and the beauty and equilibrium of the universe and are so many keys or ways towards the Unity which delivers, so that they love him and imitate him even in the very smallest details of daily life." (68) As humanity strives in its state of decay and brokenness to reach God, looking to Muhammad as the harmonious totality of the attributes of God is an efficient way to remedy this situation.
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.
This theomorphism, rendered spiritually, can be interpreted as an issue of control: control over status, over self-presentation, over religious experience, and at the limit, control of the mystery not just that human beings bear but that humans are.