Anthropomorphism



an conception or representation, as of a deity.
Historical Examples

As we recede from anthropomorphism we must go either to the Trinity or Pantheism.
Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Its anthropomorphism is only, to unobservant minds, less apparent.
Theism or Atheism Chapman Cohen

In anthropomorphism there are many errors, but there is one truth.
Theism or Atheism Chapman Cohen

If thy predicates are anthropomorphisms, the subject of them is an anthropomorphism too.
The Essence of Christianity Ludwig Feuerbach

With the disappearance of anthropomorphism in this sense, as Professor Fiske rightly sees, religion disappears.
Lux Mundi Various

It is the anthropomorphism of the age that fixes on the one-sided conclusion.
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3 Hubert Howe Bancroft

To the Intermediatist, the accusation of “anthropomorphism” is meaningless.
The Book of the Damned Charles Fort

Yes, all theology is anthropomorphism—the making of gods in man’s image.
Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote

Certainly, this is something more than what the naturalists have called “anthropomorphism.”
Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook

The anthropomorphism of the Jewish Scriptures has already been referred to in Vol.
Ancient Faiths And Modern Thomas Inman

noun
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
n.

1753, “attributing of human qualities to a deity;” see anthropomorphic + -ism. Of other non-human things, from 1858. Related: Anthropomorphist (1610s).

anthropomorphism an·thro·po·mor·phism (ān’thrə-pə-môr’fĭz’əm)
n.
The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects.
an’thro·po·mor’phic adj.
an’thro·po·mor’phi·cal·ly adv.

(an-thruh-puh-mawr-fiz-uhm) The attributing of human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena, or to God. To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.

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  • Anthropomorphising

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). verb to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc) v. 1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.

  • Anthropomorphization

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples The extent of the anthropomorphization of gods in any system may be measured by the richness and refinement of its mythology. Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy verb to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to […]



  • Anthropomorphized

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples His warlike attributes are appendages of the anthropomorphized national and war god. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3 Hubert Howe Bancroft In his anthropomorphized form he was known as Menabosho or Michabo. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, […]

  • Anthropomorphosis

    transformation into human form. Historical Examples It is impossible not to discern here the anthropomorphosis of the four seasons. Curious Myths of the Middle Ages Sabine Baring-Gould noun transformation into human form



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