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“self-deification,” 1610s, from auto- + theism. The religion of one who mistakes his own inner voices for God’s voice in him. Also used in a theological sense (1580s) for “the regarding of the second person of the Trinity as God entire.” Related: Autotheist.
Historical Examples

The last legend of Hugo’s imagination was the Hugo legend: if theism was his faith, autotheism was his superstition.
A History of French Literature Edward Dowden


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