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- adj. Having the form of a man
- adj. Given human attributes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to anthropomorphism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism: as, anthropomorphic conceptions of Deity.
- Resembling man; approaching man in type; anthropoid: as, anthropomorphic apes.
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- adj. suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
In other words this God is strongly anthropomorphic, a Greek word whose roots mean "human" and "form."
Our brains naturally incline towards interpreting stimuli -- rocks, ships, stuffed animals, clouds -- in anthropomorphic terms, and gods are no exception.
Remove the word anthropomorphic from your abuse, however, and what you have done is to characterize the traditional and Orthodox response to Hashem.
And as far as Ibn Hazm is concerned, does not the Quran abound in anthropomorphic expressions?
March 6th, 2008 at 12: 23 pm aiguy: If the cause of life was intelligent, it was a completely different sort of mind than ours, and to think of it in anthropomorphic terms is certainly wrong.
Scientifically, they bear the name anthropomorphic geoglyphics.
(For comparison, it is not uncommon for discussions of the powers of Natural Selection to speak in anthropomorphic terms about what it designs or creates, etc.
However, if the charge of anthropomorphism is the charge that the attributer is making a category mistake, then the charge is being made on conceptual, rather than empirical grounds; hence the worry that refusing to attribute so-called anthropomorphic properties without first examining whether they might be held by members of any other species is unscientific
Gnolls are a fictional race of humanoid creatures, usually described as anthropomorphic hyenas.
At nineteen, I loathed him, but the Littles loved him to death, and today I am chagrined and amused to find that he's more than an over-sold brand name anthropomorphic train.