from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The worship of man; undue reverence or extreme adulation paid to a man.


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  • In this work we find a Ruskin without dogmatism, uncertainty, or man-worship.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865 Various

  • The deification of the dead, man-worship, or hero-worship, the next development of the religious idea after fetichism, was simply an acknowledgment of the belief in a future life; for the dead could not have been deified unless after death they had continued to live.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey

  • He seemed to have only one ambition -- the acquisition of knowledge and the career of a man of letters, and in his efforts to succeed, he ignored forms and social usages, forgot that he had a physical body to care for, and detested man-worship.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3 DeAlva Stanwood Alexander

  • The secret of all rapid and startling spiritual development is man-worship.

    The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga A. P. Mukerji

  • Do not confuse "man-worship" with the many attempts, not to emancipate morality from religion and bring it into the realm of reason, but to substitute a secular meaning for the worst, the most profoundly irrational elements of religion.

    The Fountainhead Rand, Ayn 1943

  • It is in this sense, with this meaning and intention, that I would identify the sense of life dramatized in The Fountainhead as man-worship.

    The Fountainhead Rand, Ayn 1943

  • They could not see that among heathens used to apotheosis, man-worship, and plastic gods, ideas, to become effective, must put on concrete and tangible bodies.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Rossiter Johnson 1906

  • I sincerely maintain that Nature-worship is more morally dangerous than the most vulgar man-worship of the cities; since it can easily be perverted into the worship of an impersonal mystery, carelessness, or cruelty.

    Alarms and Discursions 1905

  • This Church wants to preach to Protestants about the sin of man-worship!

    Luther Examined and Reexamined A Review of Catholic Criticism and a Plea for Revaluation 1904

  • The vast majority of those who have embraced the spiritual leadership of Luther in matters pertaining to Christian doctrine and morals will prove again that they are in no danger of inaugurating man-worship.

    Luther Examined and Reexamined A Review of Catholic Criticism and a Plea for Revaluation 1904


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