deification


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the condition of being treated like a god

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an embodiment of the qualities of a god

the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

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Soloviev concludes by paraphrasing Athanasius: "To believe in mankind means only to believe in its capacity for deification.
But the traditional order with CH and EH first has the advantage of ensuring that DN be interpreted in the light of the liturgical context of revelation and deification established in EH.
Instant gratification and deification followed by condemnation when the just-add water celebrity fails to deliver.
1:26-27's image and likeness as progression from participation in the characteristics of God's essence (for example, immortality) to participation in the characteristics of God's energies (for example, impassibility, patience); and humanity's mediatorial vocation predicated on its microcosmic nature; (3) Christ, who as the enfleshed (that is, passible) Logos is the deified and deifying corporeal bridge for the deification of all human beings, (4) the Church as a community of faith mediating grace especially through the corporeal acts of the sacraments; and (5) the Christian, especially the Christian's body--even that body's passibility--as an anagogically deifying gift of God.
Luther's understanding of salvation can be expressed not only in terms of the doctrine of justification but also in terms of Christ's real presence in us or, with the help of the ancient concept of theosis, deification.
Clearly, Mottram would love this to be so, but his interviewees' wearied--and obvious--observations that Hollywood's zealous deification of the almighty dollar and tendency to favor synergistic activity over artistic cachet contradicts that premise.
Markopoulos was enacting an aesthetic version of the apophatic theology of the Greek Orthodox Church in which he had been instructed as a child: A state of ecstasy and a process of deification accompany the denial of positive attributes to God.
For most people in parishes, deification will be associated with such concepts as absolute power, and therefore will raise a negative connotation when used with regard to the human person (although omnipotent is, indeed, one of the divine attributes).
What THE NEW AMERICAN warned about last year--the deification of the state, and the near-deification of the president--National Review, the supposed flagship of the conservative movement, now prescribes as conservative orthodoxy.
The last example is the more famous Idea del Theatro (Venice, 1550), a description of the complex utopian project of universal knowledge, alchemic transmutation, and human deification suggested by the orator, poet, and kabbalist Giulio Camillo Delminio: the analogical net of elements--which here is made up according to the composing principle from the cosmogony and put in a real, mental, and metaphorical space--represents the highest interaction of memoria and inventio as well as one of the most radical experiments of knowledge per signa.
He's never really got the acclaim he deserves from the supporters, who tend towards deification of the less talented Fowler, but Michael is the best player we have had in many a year, and it's about time we began to appreciate it.
shares his thoughts about heaven, beauty, and deification.
The official deification of an American president is not unprecedented (Lincoln in his memorial is loosely modeled on Zeus in the temple at Olympia), though rarely has a memorial architect been so insistent that the visitor comport himself as a religious pilgrim.
Ten years ago, Greil Marcus wrote ``Dead Elvis,'' a book that examined pop culture's deification of Elvis Presley after his ignominious passing.