Anthropotheism

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Anthropotheism is ascribing human form and nature to gods, or the belief that gods are deified human beings.[1] Associated with classical Greek and Roman beliefs, a type of anthropotheism finds a modern expression in the Mormon world-view of eternal progression. Vestiges of Hebrew anthropotheism can be discerned throughout the Hebrew Bible. It is a type of physitheism. The attribution of human general qualities to divine beings may be called anthropopathy.

  1. ^ "anthropotheism". Ologies & -Isms. The Gale Group, Inc. 2008.