an conception or representation, as of a deity.
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
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
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)
The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects.
(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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving. Historical Examples The same remark is applicable to the tailless condition of man; for the tail is absent in all the anthropomorphous apes. The Descent of Man and […]