Anthropopathism

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Anthropopathism

 

the ascription of traits of the human psyche to objects and phenomena of the real or imagined world. Anthropopathism is an essential component of all personages in the old and the new religions, although modern theologians have applied all of their efforts to freeing the image of the deity from anthropopathetic traits. Anthropopathism is established in the basic theological assertion of god as a personal being.

REFERENCE

Feuerbach, L. “Sushchnosf religii.” Izbr.filosofskieproizvedeniia, vol. 2. Moscow, 1955.
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