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John Tenniel's depiction of this anthropomorphic rabbit was featured in the first chapter of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
.Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to, or, some would argue[1][2], recognition of human characteristics in non-human creatures and beings, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts.^ Anthropomorphism According to Guthrie, anthropomorphism can be described as "attributing human characteristics to nonhuman phenomena."
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^ The attribution of animal characteristics to non-animals.
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^ Non-humans and objects did not differ.
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.Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivation able to reason and converse.^ [FN7] One such example classifies an animal as domestic if it is tamed, associated with family life, or accustomed to live in or near the habitations of man.
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^ I think this the crux of the whole argument between bible believers who like to deny their own animal nature and evolution which demonstrates that we humans do belong to the animal kingdom.
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^ He doesn’t want to study animals, he wants to carry on a dialog with them, and then maybe try to translate these conversations and report them back to the rest of humanity.
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The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".
It is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. .Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior.^ To maximize the probability that we will recognize animals and humans, our templates need to be general and wide-ranging, covering all aspects of animal and human appearance and behavior.
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^ These four types represent a combination of the basic social categories—object, animal, and human—and the gender distinction applied to the human category.
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^ Anthropomorphism has also been defined as the extent to which a character has either the appearance or behavioral attributes of humans (Koda, 1996; Nowak, 2004; Nowak & Biocca, 2003).
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In religion and mythology

.In religion and mythology, anthropomorphism refers to the perception of a divine being or beings in human form, or the recognition of human qualities in these beings.^ The Koran explicitly denies anthropomorphism and Moore refers to this controversy at The History of Religions, Vol.
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^ Slavespeak words are invalid in that they misrepresent reality by false attribution of human qualities (sometimes idealized or exaggerated, sometimes reduced or demeaned) -- anthropomorphism or negative anthropomorphism.
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^ Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: Becoming Gods image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: .
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.Many mythologies are concerned with anthropomorphic deities who express human characteristics such as jealousy, hatred, or love.^ Anthropomorphism According to Guthrie, anthropomorphism can be described as "attributing human characteristics to nonhuman phenomena."
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^ Like humans, many species are social animals who, in addition to navigating a physical world, must also navigate a social world.
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^ Before drawing conclusions about the influence of anthropomorphism, we must first identify which characteristics of the avatar increase or decrease people's perception of an avatar's humanness.
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.The Greek gods, such as Zeus and Apollo, were often depicted in human form exhibiting human traits.^ Now those Sons of God were not angels of God in such a way that they were not also human beings as some people suppose.
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^ Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: Becoming Gods image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: .
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^ The Bible is quite specific in the contention that all of the Elohim and Sons of God were able to materialize and take absolute human form.
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Anthropomorphism in this case is referred to as anthropotheism.[3]
Numerous sects throughout history have been called anthropomorphites attributing such things as hands and eyes to God, including a sect in Egypt in the 4th century, and an heretical, 10th-century sect, who literally interpreted Genesis chapter 1, verse 27: "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."[4]
.From the perspective of adherents to religions in which humans were created in the form of the divine, the phenomenon may be considered theomorphism, or the giving of divine qualities to humans.^ To me, and I may be unusual in this regard, creating an avatar based on an animal form is even weirder than creating an avatar that is a rock or a tree.
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^ Usually this occurs with projecting the human qualities onto animals, but when it is done to nonliving things, as in calling the storm cruel, the pathetic fallacy is created.
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^ We might also consider the ancient cultures, like Mayans or Egyptians who worshipped animals, and incorporated their “power” characteristics into desirable human qualities.
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Criticism

The Greek philosopher Xenophanes (570–480 BC) said that "the greatest god" resembles man "neither in form nor in mind."[1] .Anthropomorphism of God is rejected by Judaism and Islam, which both believe that God is beyond human limits of physical comprehension.^ Anthropomorphism of God is rejected by Judaism and Islam , which both believe that God is beyond human limits of physical comprehension.
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^ This extends beyond the obvious similarities of our physical features and behaviors to the expectation that there are shared emotions between human and nonhuman animals.
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^ "In the history of religion, anthropomorphism refers to the depiction of God in a human image, with human bodily form and emotions, such as jealousy, wrath, or love.

Judaism's rejection grew after the advent of Christianity until becoming codified in 13 principles of Jewish faith authored by Maimonides in the 12th Century.[citation needed]
.In his book Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion, Stewart Elliott Guthrie theorizes that all religions are anthropomorphisms that originate due to the brain's tendency to detect the presence or vestiges of other humans in natural phenomena.^ I find his arguments in Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion persuasive and compelling.
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^ Guthrie provides a comprehensive argument for his theory that religion is anthropomorphism.
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^ Rillion Says: April 9th, 2007 at 10:10 am The anthropologist Stewart Guthrie wrote a book entitled “Faces in the Clouds” which argues that religion is at its root systematized anthropomorphism– that our impulse to see a world filled with agency of a human-like character stems from an evolutionary adaptation toward over-attribution of such.
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In literature and arts

.Anthropomorphism, often referred to using the simplified term personification, is a well established literary device from early times.^ A term used for the early sub-species of Equus caballus the Asian Wild Horse, the Tarpan, the Forest Horse and the Tundra Horse.

^ (Note The terms hoof and foot are often used interchangeably.

^ Acronym for After The Bang ; usually used in reference to time elapsed since the big bang.

.Aesop's Fables, a collection of short tales written by the ancient Greek citizen Aesop, make extensive use of anthropomorphism, in which animals and weather are used to illustrate simple moral lessons.^ I do not have the time or space to make an extensive argument, but some additional evidence makes the idea of anthropomorphism as a general way of assimilating confusing technologies intriguing.
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^ The animators of Over the Hedge were having trouble making cute enough animal characters , and so they ended up using animals for inspiration.
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^ To make pronouncements as to whether anthropomorphism is good or bad in general, isn’t particularly useful, it seems to me.
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The books Panchatantra (The Five Principles) and The Jataka Tales employ anthropomorphised animals to illustrate various principles of life.

In Sports

.Anthropomorphic animals are often used as mascots for sports teams or sporting events, often represented by humans in costumes.^ Lumière Says: April 14th, 2007 at 2:09 pm Culture is an arbitrary answer to the question of what benefit do the animals derive from human anthropomorphizing.
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^ Says: April 14th, 2007 at 12:22 am “What benefit do the animals derive from human anthropomorphizing ?” .
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^ These cars were often not given anthropomorphic names or if they were, they were rarely treated as a human being.
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See also

Version of Las Meninas with anthropomorphic cats
His Station and Four Aces by C. M. Coolidge, 1903.

References

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ANTHROPOMORPHISM (Gr. .i,vepwlros, man, yopq, form), the attribution (a) of a human body, or (b) of human qualities generally, to God or the gods.^ Slavespeak words are invalid in that they misrepresent reality by false attribution of human qualities (sometimes idealized or exaggerated, sometimes reduced or demeaned) -- anthropomorphism or negative anthropomorphism.
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^ Not only is God represented as possessing parts of the human body; he also has feelings and passions like those of a man.
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^ Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: Becoming Gods image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: .
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The word anthropomorphism is a modern coinage (possibly from 18th century French). The New English Dictionary is misled by the 1866 reprint of Paul Bayne on Ephesians when it quotes "anthropomorphist" as r7th century English. Seventeenth century editions print "anthropomorphits," i.e. anthropomorphites, in sense (a). .The older abstract term is "anthropopathy," literally "attributing human feelings," in sense (b).^ The term, anthropomorphism, Greek in etymology, originally referred to the practice of attributing human form or traits to the deities.
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^ With decreasing regularity it is employed in its very literal sense to refer to the practice of attributing physical human form to some non-human being, as did the Christian anthropomorphite heretics.
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^ The term 'anthropomorphism', Greek in origin, initially referred to the practice of attributing human form or traits to the deities.
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Early religion, among its many objects of worship, includes beasts (see Animal-Worship), considered, in the more refined theology of the later Greeks and Romans, as metamorphoses of the great gods.
^ The worship of a physical object as a "god."
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^ In Greek mythology we see the gods and goddesses as humans with great powers.
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^ Egyptian religion ( in Egyptian religion: The Gods ) Greek tradition ( in Greek religion (ancient religion): The gods ; in study of religion: Later attempts to study religion ; in polytheism: Animal and human forms ) iconography ( in religious symbolism and iconography: Anthropomorphic motifs ; in Mesopotamian religion: Stages of religious development ) musical instrument construction ( in stringed instrument: Craftsmanship in stringed instruments ) Roman religion ( in Roman religion: Veneration of objects ) Other .
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.Similarly we find "therianthropic" forms - half animal, half human - in Egypt or Assyria-Babylonia.^ Today a good number of religions, especially the major ones, find animals inferior to humans in almost every way.
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^ Usually taking the form of human characteristics given to animals, anthropomorphics have been with humanity from the earliest cave painting to our modern marketing icons and sports mascots.
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^ We are not denying that human language might be, and probably is, generally more complex than other forms of communication in all other animals.

.In contrast with these, it is considered one of the glories of the Olympian mythology of Greece that it believed in happy manlike beings (though exempt from death, and using special rarefied foods, &c.^ The animals are across the room from one another, so the subordinate has to consider the visual perspective of the dominant in order to judge correctly whether he can see the food or not.
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^ Israel 's indecisiveness in the annexation of these territories rekindled the PLO 's hope for a second Palestinian state [ Jordan being the first] and the subsequent destruction of the Jewish one.
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^ Not the exploration of truth being trope will be De Man's topic, but rather a "disruption," one in the same area where a disruption is registered by "White Mythology."
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), and celebrated them in statues of the most exquisite art.
.Israel shows us animal images, doubtless of a ruder sort, when Yahweh is worshipped in the northern kingdom under the image of a steer.^ If anything these essays show us that, Alex the parrot and Koko the gorilla notwithstanding, humans are no closer to understanding animals than we have ever been.
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^ The effect sizes show that, compared to humans, animal images reduce the perception of credibility and object images reduce it even more.
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^ But there is no concrete evidence to show that the Greeks at an early period ever worshiped animals as sacred, and it is unlikely that any one of the gods was for them ever originally an animal totem.
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(Some scholars think the title "mighty one of Jacob," Psalm cxxxii., 2, 5, et al., as if from 1=1;4, is really "steer" "of Jacob.") But the higher religion of Israel inclined to morality more than to art, and forbade image worship altogether. .This prepared the way for the conception of God as an immaterial Spirit.^ This can include the concept of 'person', if it seems in any way to circumscribe the transcendence of God.
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^ The image of the Elohim may be the concept of the animating rationality that motivates and binds the Elohim allowing the implantation of the spirit of God to attain unity and perfection as Sons of God.
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^ We know as Christians that one dimension of the way things work is that God works them that way, and that another dimension is that God’s agents, the spirit angels, work them that way.
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.True mythical anthropomorphisms occur in early parts of the Old Testament (e.g.^ Scarry maintains that throughout the Old Testament God’s power and authority are in part extreme and continual amplifications of the fact that people have bodies and He has no body.
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^ God in the earlier parts of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) is described in human terms, as having a body.
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^ The Bible, especially the Old Testament , abounds in anthropomorphic expressions.
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Genesis iii. 8, cf. vi. .2), though in the majority of Old Testament passages such expressions are merely verbal (e.g.^ The Bible, especially the Old Testament , abounds in anthropomorphic expressions.
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^ The Bible, especially the Old Testament, abounds in anthropomorphic expressions.
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Isaiah lix. 1).
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In the Christian Church (and again in early Mahommedanism) simple minds believed in the corporeal nature of God.
^ But so does a 'personal' God, in the minds of most who believe in one.
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^ It is clear from early sources that in the biblical period, laymen and prophets believed that God had a figure which can be seen and described.
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^ The evidence for this simple thesis is overwhelming, so much so that asserting the carnal nature of the biblical God should not occasion surprise.
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.Gibbon and other writers quote from John Cassian the tale of the poor monk, who, being convinced of his error, burst into tears, exclaiming, "You have taken away my God!^ Here are a few other possibly related posts you might enjoy: - Fail Whale Ate My Balls, Celebrate Twitter Downtime With Style .
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^ We do not know why we shy away from certain iconic images and are frightened and cry and think of God or family when we see others.
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^ The existence of spiritual entities other than God has been taken for granted, and is a facet of mans recorded and oral history.
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I have none now whom I can worship!" According to a fragment of Origen (on Genesis i. 26), Melito of Sardis shared this belief.
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Many have thought Melito's work, 7rfpli ivo'wpArov 6Ea, must have been a treatise on the Incarnation; but it is hard to think that Origen could blunder so.
^ Many must spend time putting great thought into the actions they perform on the field of battle.
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^ OL-R: I thought I could have done some good work during World War Two.
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^ I write, I design and develop for the web, and I think quite hard about many things best described as “new media”.
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Epiphanius tells of Audaeus of Mesopotamia and his followers, Puritan sectaries in the 4th century, who were orthodox except for this belief and for Quartodecimanism (see Easter). .Tertullian, who is sometimes called an anthropomorphist, stood for the Stoical doctrine, that all reality, even the divine, is in a sense material.^ He is also called: "He who abides in all things".
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^ We even had a man call Heinz Nordhoff in Wolfsburg all the way from Kansas.
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^ However, this is not the end of the story, even for Advaita Vedanta and other monist traditions who don't see the ultimate reality or deity as a divine person.
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.The reaction against anthropomorphism begins in Greek philosophy with the satirical spirit of Xenophanes (540 B.C.), who puts the case as broadly as any.^ Greek philosophy can be noticed in the Septuagint; and consequently the avoidance of anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms in the Septuagint must be looked upon as a refinement of religious ideas which had its origin upon Jewish soil.

^ But men who honour them, and have statues made of them, in some cases set up anthropomorphic statues, while others give them bovine form.
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^ Anthropomorphic selection may be the preferable term because the putative goal of selection is to produce animals who are more human-like, even if their human-like features are also child-like or infantile.
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.The "greatest God" resembles man "neither in form nor in mind."^ Holy Scripture is the truth of God accommodated to the human mind so that the human mind can assimilate it....Through such accommodation the truth of God can get through to man and be a meaningful revelation.

^ In a very strict way anthropomorphism was used to describe those who taught that God had a form or body like man's.

^ One god, greatest among gods and men, not at all like mortals, either in body or in mind.
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In Judaism - unless we should refer to the prophets' polemic against images a reaction is due to the introduction of the codified law. .God seemed to grow more remote.^ But his treatment of the subject of Anthropopathism is dictated more by Greek philosophy than by Judaism, and is not remotely connected with his views on God's attributes ( see Attributes ).

^ If one rejects such a platonic view, then claims about the universality of Gods creation seem to be more plausible.
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The old sacred name Yahweh is never pronounced; even "God" is avoided for allusive titles like "heaven" or "place." Still, amid all this, the God of Judaism remains a personal, almost a limited, being. In Phila we see Jewish scruples uniting with others drawn from Greek philosophy.
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For, though the quarrel with popular anthropomorphism was patched up, and the gods of the Pantheon were described by Stoics and Epicureans as manlike in form, philosophy nevertheless tended to highly abstract conceptions of supreme, or real, deity.
^ "In the history of religion, anthropomorphism refers to the depiction of God in a human image, with human bodily form and emotions, such as jealousy, wrath, or love.

^ In biblical studies, Anthropomorphism is a combination of two Greek letters to mean human expressions is used to describe the activities of God.
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^ A Deadly Combination Introduction: Anthropomorphism is described as the attribute of human shape or characteristics to a god, animal, or inanimate thing.
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.Philo followed out the line of this tradition in teaching that God cannot be named.^ The following lines from Gerald Manley Hopkins's "God's Grandeur" contain several patterns of assonance: The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
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^ This is explicit in Midrash Hagadol to Genesis 6:15: 'This is how you are to make it' - it teaches that God pointed out to Noah with His finger, and told him 'like this you shall make'.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ The God of Philo, owing to the influence of Platonism, is not only essentially different from man and the world—an idea which also coincides with the teaching of the Pharisees of this period—but He is entirely devoid of attributes.

How much exactly he meant is disputed. The same inheritance of Greek philosophy appears in the Christian fathers, especially Origen. .He names and condemns the "anthropomorphites," who ascribe a human body to God (on Romans i., sub fin.; Rufinus' Latin version).^ Ahmad condemned those who said Allah was a "body," saying, "The names of things are taken from the Shari‘a and the Arabic language.
  • Literalism and the Attributes of Allah - SunniPath Library - Articles 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.sunnipath.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In these texts God’s body, at least at first sight, did not look different from a human body.
  • The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel - Cambridge University Press 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cambridge.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An animal-headed god with a human body may be a symbolic representation of our efforts to identify with or be closer to the god.
  • Radio Open Source » Blog Archive » On Anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.radioopensource.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Arabian philosophy the reaction sought to deny that God had any attributes.^ In philosophy and theology, seemingly anthropomorphic concepts and language are used because it is impossible to think of God without attributing to him some human traits..."

^ There are many books on denying God, or to be more precise, promoting the atheistic philosophy of science worshipping.
  • Tag » anthropomorphic « @ 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.andras-nagy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But his treatment of the subject of Anthropopathism is dictated more by Greek philosophy than by Judaism, and is not remotely connected with his views on God's attributes ( see Attributes ).

And, under the influence of Mahommedan Aristotelianism, the same paralysing speculation found entrance among the learned Jews of Spain (see Maimonides).
.Till modern times the philosophical reaction was not carried out with full vigour.^ We can make an argument for content validity since experts in the field carried out the original studies, and measurements of the validity and reliability have even been published from time to time.
  • Measuring the anthropomorphism, animacy, likeability, perceived intelligence and perceived safety of robots 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.bartneck.de [Source type: Academic]

Spinoza (Ethics, i. .15 and 17), representing here as elsewhere both a Jewish inheritance and a philosophical, but advancing further, sweeps away all community between God and man.^ With the prevalence of legalism the immediateness of the relation between God and man ceased; in other words, the "Law" made the transcendent nature of God a postulate.

^ Any distinction between the preceding Bene Elohim and the newly created Bene Elohim would build in division, and therefore God would not be one or all in all.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Unknown and Utilitarian could be distinct but highly correlated (we're both here after all).
  • Less Wrong: Anthropomorphic Optimism 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.So later J. G. Fichte and Matthew Arnold ("a magnified and non-natural man"), - strangely, in view of their strong belief in an objective moral order.^ Anthropomorphism ( anthropos , man; morphe , form) is a phrase employed to designate any view of God's nature which conceives of him as possessing or exercising any attributes common to him with mankind.

^ On Davidson's view, believers must have the concept of belief, because to have a belief they must recognize that beliefs can be true or false, and one cannot understand objective truth without understanding the nature of beliefs.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

.For the use of the word " anthropomorphic," or kindred forms, in this new spirit of condemnation for all conceptions of God as manlike - sense (b) noted above - see J. J. Rousseau in Emile iv.^ But not all forms of anthropomorphism, of course.
  • Are We in Anthropodenial? | Animal Intelligence | DISCOVER Magazine 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "In the history of religion, anthropomorphism refers to the depiction of God in a human image, with human bodily form and emotions, such as jealousy, wrath, or love.

^ In biblical studies, Anthropomorphism is a combination of two Greek letters to mean human expressions is used to describe the activities of God.
  • ANTHROPOMORPHISM - Morocco.com Discussion Forum 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.morocco.com [Source type: General]

.(cited by Littre), Nous sommes pour la plupart de vrais anthropomorphites. Rousseau is here speaking of the language of Christian theology, a divine Spirit: divine Persons.^ So in considering whether or not the divine is 'personal', we can ask: is it in fact anthropomorphism to speak of the divine in a personal way?
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ So in a characteristically monotheist way, he alludes to the transcendent unknowability of God, but also maintains that human language cannot but speak of a God who communicates in a personal way.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ This shifting between more and less personal ways of conceiving the divine is not foreign to Western thinking and the three monotheisms of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

At the present day this usage is universal.

What it means on the lips of pantheists is plain. .But when theists charge one another with "anthropomorphism," in order to rebuke what they deem unduly manlike conceptions of God, they stand on slippery ground.^ One of these beliefs was an anthropomorphic God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Unless one is initially prepared to adopt a rather [drastic] anthropomorphism in respect to animals, they can have no rights (Bender; p 23).
  • European Vegetarian Union News - Anthropomorphic Theater: Deep Ecology and the New Paradigm 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC ivu.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When one carefully examines such charges of anthropomorphism, it turns out that they entail the implicit assumption that whenever it is suggested what the animal might do, or think, really it is a human attribute (Griffin; pp 10,15,24).
  • European Vegetarian Union News - Anthropomorphic Theater: Deep Ecology and the New Paradigm 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC ivu.org [Source type: Original source]

.All theism implies the assertion of kinship between man, especially in his moral being, and God.^ God is not the best being, but the source of all being.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ With the prevalence of legalism the immediateness of the relation between God and man ceased; in other words, the "Law" made the transcendent nature of God a postulate.

^ An assertion that this entity was a fallen spirit or demon can rest only on the premise that where an entity acts contrary to the will of God, that being automatically comes under the authority of the fallen Elohim.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

As a brilliant theologian, B. Duhm, has said, physiomorphism is the enemy of Christian faith, not anthropomorphism.
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The latest extension of the word, proposed in the interests of philosophy or psychology, uses it of the principle according to which man is said to interpret all things (not God merely) through himself.
^ "All the human characteristics of Israel's deity were exalted; they were projected against a cosmic screen and they served to interpret the cosmic process as the expression of God's creative word and eternally active will."28 The prophet recognized the wrath of Jehovah in his irresistible progress through nature and history.
  • The God *With* Body, Parts & Passions 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www2.ida.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The idea that a man could show himself to be a god by achieving something which was impossible for a mere mortal, such as conquest of a large proportion of the known world, meant that subsequent great generals could hint at such a status for themselves.
  • anthropomorphism Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Such revision is to be seen, for example, in the so-called "priestly code" where all theophanies are consistently omitted, and "the word" or "the presence of God" substituted for them.

.Common-sense intuitionalism would deny that man does this, attributing to him immediate knowledge of reality.^ Anthropomorphism ( anthropos , man; morphe , form) is a phrase employed to designate any view of God's nature which conceives of him as possessing or exercising any attributes common to him with mankind.

^ (American law prohibits making copies of a dollar bill, but in doing so, American law does not intend to deny that real dollar bills exist.
  • The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel - Cambridge University Press 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cambridge.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If its authors intended us to realize that they used anthropomorphic language figuratively, at some point surely some of them would have said so or would have given us reason to sense that their language was figurative.
  • The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel - Cambridge University Press 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cambridge.org [Source type: Original source]

.And idealism in all its forms would say that man, interpreting through his reason, does rightly, and reaches truth.^ "As we are just now looking with scientific seriousness at our animals, we will discard all anthropomorphic interpretations", he says.
  • Tom Tyler, 'If Horses Had Hands...' 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cyberchimp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Holy Scripture is the truth of God accommodated to the human mind so that the human mind can assimilate it....Through such accommodation the truth of God can get through to man and be a meaningful revelation.

^ The title says it all, King Solomon having been granted the power to speak with animals through the power of a magic ring.
  • Radio Open Source » Blog Archive » On Anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.radioopensource.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Even here then the use of the word is not colourless.^ The use of Greek here in the New Testament is interesting in that the word used is ( 2,@H ) Theos or God and is here obviously plural from the Elohim of Psalm 82:1 and the usage.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The word she used here for Gods is Elohim, so that the entity (or entities) she saw and who spoke to Saul was an Elohim.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Now And Then Here And There , a popular fan theory (partially backed up by Word Of God ) is that Lala Ru is the personification of water, or even Earth itself.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

It implies blame. .It is the symptom of a philosophy which confines knowledge within narrow limits, and which, when held by Christians (e.g.^ Philosophy has attempted to explain the nature of matter and the universe within the limited physics of its day, and most of it is based on assumptions of corporeal atomism.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Peter Browne, or H. L. Mansel), believes only in an "analogical" knowledge of God.^ Agnostic : a person who believes that, at our present level of knowledge, we cannot know whether or not a God exists.
  • Glossary of religious terms starting with the letters "Aa" to "Ao" 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.religioustolerance.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.The ascription to the Deity of human forms or modes and of human feelings or moods, respectively.^ The ascription to the Deity of human forms or modes and of human feelings or moods, respectively.

^ There is another similar term called ANTHROPOPATHY. The Oxford English Dictionary says; "Anthropopathy: Ascription of human feelings and passions to the Deity."

^ What term refers to the ascription of human forms or characteristics to the spirits of things, events, of abstractions?
  • anthropomorphism Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

.Such ascription is as old as religion.^ Such ascription is as old as religion.

.If, as Zeller correctly observes ("Philosophie der Griechen," 2d ed., iii.^ If, as Zeller correctly observes ("Philosophie der Griechen," 2d ed., iii.

.306), every conception concerning the Deity is in its final application, dependent upon a posteriori evidence—that is, upon an inference from events and effects, or from things as they occur and exist, to their absolute ground or reason—and if anymore precise specification or definition of this Absolute can be derived only from the conscious contents of soul-experience and world-knowledge, then the origin of the ascription of human characteristics to the Deity finds an easy explanation; for nothing means so much, nothing is so important, as our own conscious possessions, as, for instance, our faculties of sensation, emotion, thought.^ What term refers to the ascription of human forms or characteristics to the spirits of things, events, of abstractions?
  • anthropomorphism Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Only the Trinity and the Soul concept are incoherent.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He is the reason all things exist.
  • Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic types 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC essaysbyekowa.com [Source type: Original source]

.Accordingly, in our search for and discovery of the Author of all things, we attribute to Him the most valuable traits we are aware of; namely, those possessed by ourselves incompletely, in mere segments of a circle, as it were, but possessed by Him in perfect measure, in the completed circle.^ Accordingly, in our search for and discovery of the Author of all things, we attribute to Him the most valuable traits we are aware of; namely, those possessed by ourselves incompletely, in mere segments of a circle, as it were, but possessed by Him in perfect measure, in the completed circle.

^ In philosophy and theology, seemingly anthropomorphic concepts and language are used because it is impossible to think of God without attributing to him some human traits..."

^ This is an error in reasoning due to confusing the knowing of a thing with the knowing of it under all its various names or descriptions.
  • Fallacies [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With regard to primitive religions the well-known epigram is certainly true, that "men created gods in their own image."^ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ And God created man in his own image; in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With regard to primitive religions the well-known epigram is certainly true, that "men created gods in their own image."

.Anthropomorphism is, of course, met with among all the peoples of antiquity, not excluding the most advanced.^ Anthropomorphism is, of course, met with among all the peoples of antiquity, not excluding the most advanced.

^ But not all forms of anthropomorphism, of course.
  • Are We in Anthropodenial? | Animal Intelligence | DISCOVER Magazine 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course, not all of what we humans do to exaggerate or enhance the anthropomorphic appearance of companion animals is necessarily harmful, at least from the animals perspective.
  • Society&Animal Forum - Society & Animals Journal 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.psyeta.org [Source type: Academic]

.Even Jahvism, before the great reformation by the Prophets, was not free from Anthropomorphism.^ Even Jahvism, before the great reformation by the Prophets, was not free from Anthropomorphism.

.It is unquestionably true that the Biblical expressions of an anthropomorphic nature, such as the hand of God, His arm, foot, mouth, ear, or eye, or His speaking, walking, and laughing, merely describe in naive fashion the activity of God as living and working after the manner of human beings.^ He applied anthropomorphic optimism to human beings.
  • Less Wrong: Anthropomorphic Optimism 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is its work: not merely to describe life, but to explain it.
  • K*R*M*B/Empty Space: The Anthropomorphic Fallacy 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.iotacism.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is unquestionably true that the Biblical expressions of an anthropomorphic nature, such as the hand of God, His arm, foot, mouth, ear, or eye, or His speaking, walking, and laughing, merely describe in naive fashion the activity of God as living and working after the manner of human beings.

.But such expressions would never have come into use had there not been a time when people actually had a sensuous conception of Deity.^ But such expressions would never have come into use had there not been a time when people actually had a sensuous conception of Deity.

^ While opposed to the conception of the corporeality of God, as contrary to Scripture, he would nevertheless consider it wrong to reject completely the sensuous concepts of Anthropomorphism—even the fantastic measurements of the physical dimensions of Deity ( )—as there is something in these ideas which fills the human soul with awe of God.

^ If one takes into account, how long the Liberation of black people took (yeah, still ongoing, i know) then I wonder how long the acceptance of robots would take… .
  • Ecce Robot - Hack a Day 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC hackaday.com [Source type: General]

.That this period of naive utterance was not limited to the pre-Jahvistic age is shown by numerous Biblical expressions, such as that He walked in the garden in the cool of the day (Gen.^ That this period of naive utterance was not limited to the pre-Jahvistic age is shown by numerous Biblical expressions, such as that He walked in the garden in the cool of the day (Gen.

^ It is unquestionably true that the Biblical expressions of an anthropomorphic nature, such as the hand of God, His arm, foot, mouth, ear, or eye, or His speaking, walking, and laughing, merely describe in naive fashion the activity of God as living and working after the manner of human beings.

^ The few who did question the six days of Genesis 1 held that God created all things instantaneously, not over some long period of time; and this was, again, because they accepted the Biblical chronology and calculated the age of the earth from it.
  • Biblical Horizons » 9-9: The Anthropomorphic Days of C. John Collins, Part 2 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.biblicalhorizons.com [Source type: Original source]

iii. .8); He ate with Abraham (Gen.^ He ate with Abraham (Gen.

xviii. .8); He wrote with His own hand upon the tables of stone (Ex.^ He wrote with His own hand upon the tables of stone (Ex.

^ The third finger, the middle one, with it God wrote the tablets, as is written 'tables of stone, written with the finger of God' (Exod 31:18).
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

xxxi. 18), and the like. .Nevertheless, this very anthropomorphic view, or, to be more exact, this anthropopathic attitude—this conception of the Deity as a being with affections similar to those of a human being—contained the germs for the development of the conception of YHWH as being a mere tribal deity into a universal, ethical Being.^ The attitude that human beings are the central element in the universe.
  • ArtLex's An page 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.artlex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He applied anthropomorphic optimism to human beings.
  • Less Wrong: Anthropomorphic Optimism 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This higher conception of Deity on the part of the Prophets determined also their attitude toward Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism.

Stages of Development.

.It was just this conception of YHWH as a personality to whom neither wrath nor mercy nor love nor hate—to whom, indeed, "nothing human is alien"—that, when deepened and ennobled, led necessarily to the prophetic view of God; to the doctrine of a holy, spiritual Being, who, on the one hand, influences and actively maintains the orderly structure, organization, and system of the universe; and whose relationship to the individual and to the mass, on the other hand, is not conditioned by arbitrariness or momentary emotion, but is the outcome of eternal, divine law.^ But so does a 'personal' God, in the minds of most who believe in one.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ God is a personal sort of being, one you can have a relationship with, one with a name (or many names).
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Is God a personal reality with whom we can form a relationship?
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

.This higher conception of Deity on the part of the Prophets determined also their attitude toward Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism.^ This philosophic mysticism determined also his attitude toward Anthropomorphism.

^ This higher conception of Deity on the part of the Prophets determined also their attitude toward Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism.

^ But this rather opportunist and indulgent attitude toward Anthropomorphism found, almost during the lifetime of Judah ha-Levi (died about 1150), a determined opponent in the person of Maimonides—the greatest of Jewish philosophers.

.Many passages of Hosea, one of the oldest Prophets who committed their prophecies to writing, will serve to illustrate this attitude.^ Many passages of Hosea, one of the oldest Prophets who committed their prophecies to writing, will serve to illustrate this attitude.

^ To these examples one could add copious evidence from narrative, prophecy, and psalms, many of which are examined in detail in Chapters 2 and 3.
  • The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel - Cambridge University Press 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cambridge.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the ironies about all this of course is that he then accuses anyone who would base their ontological commitments upon the results of the empirical sciences of “crude reductionism”!
  • Harman’s Object Disorientation: Anthropomorphism At Large « Frames /sing 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC kvond.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

."The work of craftsmen," "the calf of Samaria," are some of the epithets which this prophet applies to the effigies on images of YHWH, held sacred by the people (Hosea, viii.^ "The work of craftsmen," "the calf of Samaria," are some of the epithets which this prophet applies to the effigies on images of YHWH, held sacred by the people (Hosea, viii.

^ Again, when the people, under the influence of their delusions, deemed it impossible that YHWH should withhold His pity from His people, he proclaimed in the name of YHWH: "But I am God, and not man" (Hosea, xi.

^ Thus YHWH is so exalted above everything earthly that He should not be represented by an effigy or image lest He be dragged down into the sphere of the sensuous.

4, 6; x. 5; xiii. 2). .Again, when the people, under the influence of their delusions, deemed it impossible that YHWH should withhold His pity from His people, he proclaimed in the name of YHWH: "But I am God, and not man" (Hosea, xi.^ The distinction between voluntary or determined actions or happenings is complex and we should now start by examining the biblical explanation and the concept of man as the image of God.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

9). .Thus YHWH is so exalted above everything earthly that He should not be represented by an effigy or image lest He be dragged down into the sphere of the sensuous.^ Thus YHWH is so exalted above everything earthly that He should not be represented by an effigy or image lest He be dragged down into the sphere of the sensuous.

^ "The work of craftsmen," "the calf of Samaria," are some of the epithets which this prophet applies to the effigies on images of YHWH, held sacred by the people (Hosea, viii.

.Besides this, His very spiritual constitution is so intrinsically different in its essence from that of man that no comparison can be made.^ Of course, the reality is that Diana had no "specialness" that made her different from the rest of us.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One man I interviewed addressed the difference between cars that are liked and those that are disliked when he reflected on the one car he had not named: "I wanted to name it, but it had no personality.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No worse defender of class-privilege than the self made man.And so on ...
  • K*R*M*B/Empty Space: The Anthropomorphic Fallacy 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.iotacism.com [Source type: Original source]

.Man may be overcome by a sympathetic heart or a censuring conscience; the character of YHWH is firmer: "for he is not a man that he should repent" (I Sam.^ "A man after his own heart" (1 Sam.

xv. 29).

Beginning of Anti-anthropomorphism.

Isaiah was more practically successful in his efforts against the worship of sensuous representations of the Deity. .He induced Hezekiah to destroy the brazen serpent, which may have dated back to the days of Moses (II Kings, xviii.^ He induced Hezekiah to destroy the brazen serpent, which may have dated back to the days of Moses (II Kings, xviii.

4). .But before the Prophets, even David, "a man after God's own heart," as well as Laban of old, had teraphim (small household idols in human form, used as domestic oracles) in his house (I Sam.^ But before the Prophets, even David, "a man after God's own heart," as well as Laban of old, had teraphim (small household idols in human form, used as domestic oracles) in his house (I Sam.

^ Hegel also maintained that Christianity brought the notion of anthropomorphism to maturity by insisting not only that God assumed a human form, but also that Jesus Christ was both a fully human person as well as fully divine.

^ "In the history of religion, anthropomorphism refers to the depiction of God in a human image, with human bodily form and emotions, such as jealousy, wrath, or love.

xix. 13, 16; Gen. xxxi. 34). .The lofty and novel conception by the Prophets of the essential characteristic of YHWH as ethical—through which ethical nature, despite His sublimity and incomprehensibility, He has something in common with man—became a matter of fundamental importance in the development of the Jewish religion.^ The fundamental spirit or essence as the formulation of the sub-atomic structure alters at no time, and the immaterial nature of the fundamental essence of matter is not altered.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Firstly, Einstein had developed the concept that Time, Space, Mass, Energy, Thought and Gravity were equivalent expressions of a single fundamental essence.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Augustines concept of the unchanging nature of God and His plan are essentially coherent.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.With the prevalence of legalism the immediateness of the relation between God and man ceased; in other words, the "Law" made the transcendent nature of God a postulate.^ Cease seeing nature as human-made.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the jealous gods of antiquity and the animal players of Aesop, humans relate to the world around them through their natural capacity for anthropomorphism.
  • Anthropomorphism in Technical Presentations - The Jury Expert 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.astcweb.org [Source type: General]

^ Unbidden, our brains immediately begin to relate memories, reasoning and emotion to the words.
  • Anthropomorphism in Technical Presentations - The Jury Expert 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.astcweb.org [Source type: General]

.Hence there may be noticed, in a few books of the Old Testament, a certain aversion to bringing the Creator into direct relations with His creatures.^ This section in proverbs relates to Wisdom where at verse 22, "The lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old".
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Although there were many early films that experimented with stop motion and other techniques related to animation, Blackton was the first to create "drawings that live"...
  • ASIFA-Hollywood: The International Animated Film Society: 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.asifa-hollywood.org [Source type: General]

^ In this book there are all the measurements of the figure of God, and certain mystic formulae that appear on each of the divine parts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.To the people God was no longer visible in person—as described in the most vivid colors by the older sources—but He was visible in "majesty" and "glory" instead (Ex.^ God is no longer omnipotent.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No long involved OP because I'm lazy and we're far enough into the series now that I think most people know the deal.
  • Sam & Max: Rabbity Thing + Anthropomorphic dog = Win! - Games and Technology - Penny Arcade Forums 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.penny-arcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fichte said he couldn't describe God as personal, because 'personality' is essentially finite.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

xvi. 7, 10, xl. 34 et seq.; Lev. ix. 23; Num. xiv. 10, xvi. 19). .It was no longer the actual personality of YHWH that dwelt in the Tabernacle, but the mental image called up by His "Name" ( (image) ) that there abode (Deut.^ We could, for instance, begin with cleaning up our language by no longer calling a bug a bug but by calling it an error.
  • Dijkstra on analogies and anthropomorphism | Lambda the Ultimate 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC lambda-the-ultimate.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This includes hero names that have been randomized or units that can no longer used.
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^ It was no longer a liberating thrill to hear people call for this, unlike people like my hippie parents who grew up in the Eisenhower Era.
  • Harman’s Object Disorientation: Anthropomorphism At Large « Frames /sing 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC kvond.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

xii. 5, 11; xvi. 2, 6, 11; xxvi. 2); so likewise in the Temple dwells His name (II Kings, xxiii. 27; II Chron. xx. 9, xxxiii. 7). See Ginsburger, "Anthropomorphismen," pp. 262 et seq.
.It is evident, therefore, that the theological problem regarding Anthropomorphism—that is, the endeavor to interpret the sensuous statements concerning God in the Bible so as to give them a spiritual meaning—is coeval with Jewish theology itself.^ R.B. Thieme acknowledges this problem of inconsistencies and because of his denigration of anthropomorphisms concludes that God does not "love the world."

^ The discussion of God as a 'person' (or not) in Western traditions usually focuses on the problem of anthropomorphism.
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^ That is to say that here is a case where there is a consistence of opinions in regard of the a theological issue in Jewish sources (of two different types), as well as paintings and even Christian sources.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.For it is obvious that there is a definite method and purpose in the consistent efforts of the nomistic writers to substitute new terms for those found in the ancient authorities, or to remodel entire accounts.^ The concepts here are that, "if the ultimate explanation of any event is thought to be in terms of purpose then there is no problem of free will; for the ultimate cause is the will.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We know that there is no purpose or design, even if it looks like there is, so any evidence that seems to point that way is simply stuff we haven’t yet found an explanation for.” .
  • Matthew Yglesias » Mike Pence is Not an Intelligent Man 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC yglesias.thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Any documentation, measuring data and method should be scrupulously documented and possibly photographed so that there will be little if any possibility of misinterpretation and manipulation whether through lack of data or purposely.
  • Concepts in Human Factors Engineering (1): An Overview of Anthropomorphic Data Gathering - Human Factors expert article by Dennis R Andrews PhD, PSP, CECD 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC expertpages.com [Source type: Academic]

.Such revision is to be seen, for example, in the so-called "priestly code" where all theophanies are consistently omitted, and "the word" or "the presence of God" substituted for them.^ For example, the food calls of chimpanzees are thought to indicate not only the presence of food, but also the location or quality of food (e.g.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ There is none other called God by the scriptures except the Father of all and the Son, and those who possess the adoption.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, in social interactions, do people want an avatar that matches all of their physical characteristics, such as race, or hair and eye color, or is the preference limited to gender?
  • The Influence of the Avatar on Online Perceptions of Anthropomorphism, Androgyny, Credibility, Homophily, and Attraction 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This reluctance to offend the Deity by anthropomorphic utterances concerning His person grew stronger with time, so that the use of the name YHWH, which was felt to be a proper name, in contradistinction to the other appellations of the Deity in the Bible, was thereafter avoided (see Adonai).^ It is impossible to determine the precise motivations behind these names, but other similar studies suggest that anthropomorphic naming is often linked with other anthropomorphic practices.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For the most part, unlike personal anthropomorphic names, the anthropomorphic names corporations give cars are not the names of individual people, but rather a title or a "person within a given group."
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^ So it might well be anthropomorphic to see God as 'personal'so much the better for our understanding.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

Men of the Great Synagogue.

.A version to Anthropomorphism exercised a great influence upon the men of the "Great Synagogue," who undertook to establish a sacred canon.^ This fact is underlined by another prophet when he says, "There were those renowned giants, who from the beginning were men of great stature, experts in war.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Or could it be that the scientific resistance to all anthropomorphism is simply an exercise of hegemonic discourse intent on retaining the order of society it established in the first place?
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^ Some scholars who have made mention of automobile anthropomorphism have argued that it is usually an attempt to establish dominance over it.
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.For the more the belief in the letter increased, the more zealously did the leading spirits of Israel endeavor to bring the Scripture into harmony with their purer religious and ethical views.^ It would be more pertinent to ask how differently such syncretic practicesoften in the context of religious rivalrymay have been viewed by the parties involved.
  • Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form:Becoming God�s image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.svabhinava.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One is to rework the data and examine the premises of modern science, with a view to bringing it into line with Biblical teaching.
  • Biblical Horizons » 9-9: The Anthropomorphic Days of C. John Collins, Part 2 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.biblicalhorizons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Incidentally, I’ve heard it argued that the increasing acidity of the oceans could lead to degradation of coral reefs, and as coral reefs are a carbon sink, their breakdown could lead to more CO2 getting released into the atmosphere.
  • Matthew Yglesias » Mike Pence is Not an Intelligent Man 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC yglesias.thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Quite unobjectionable as it had seemed to the old, naive Judaism that God should say, "I will dwell in your midst," in a later age, when the idea of the transcendence of God had become the prevalent one, and the ancient simplicity of thought had disappeared, offense was taken at such an expression, and the phrase "I shall cause you to dwell" was substituted for it.^ This, at least, is what the old woman seemed to be saying.
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^ But God does not transcend the idea of 'person' by being non-personal; rather, God remains pure and unconditioned love and identity.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ On one hand they accept the thought that God loves, yet on the other they reject the idea that God hates (or can be jealous, have sorrow or grief, or even change His plan).

A favorite phrase of the ancientBiblical writers is "to behold the face of God." By means of a slight vowel-change (yiraeh in place of yireh) this became "to appear before God."
This and similar emendations of the Scribes (see Geiger, "Urschrift," pp. .318 et seq.) show that the endeavor of the "Soferim" was to hold the Deity aloof from all contact with the merely human, and thus to avoid attributing human qualities to God even in interpreting the language of the Bible.^ Anthropos+ morphus another Greek word means: The attribution of uniquely human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural [beings] phenomena.
  • Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic types 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC essaysbyekowa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Oxford English Dictionary includes an entry for zoomorphic , a general term intended to cover any and all cases in which “the form or nature of an animal” is attributed to something, though even this is principally used only of “a deity or superhuman being”.
  • Tom Tyler - If Horses Had Hands... 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.criminalanimal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dream Interpretation Frogs: Encyclopedia - Anthropomorphism Anthropomorphism, a form of personification (applying human or animal qualities to inanimate objects) and similar to prosopopoeia (adopting the persona of another person), is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, or natural phenomena.

.Nevertheless, Anthropomorphism and even Anthropopathism, when not too gross and flagrant, did not appear to them seriously objectionable.^ Heidegger raises the more serious objection, however, that it is not at all clear what is even meant by the charge of anthropomorphism.
  • Tom Tyler, 'If Horses Had Hands...' 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cyberchimp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heidegger raises the more serious objection, though, that as a concept anthropomorphism is not even meaningful .
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^ In other words, in 12th century Provence (even) learned rabbis did not see anything wrong in believing in an anthropomorphic God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

Among the eighteen "Tiḳḳune Soferim," (emendations of the Scribes) in the Mek. (Ex. xv. 7, ed. Friedmann, 39a), which is the oldest source, not a single example of the changing of a real anthropomorphic expression is found. The older Targumim adduce a principle similar to the "Soferim." .They always speak of the Memra ("word" of God)—if in the Hebrew text God is represented as speaking—but they retain in their translations such expressions as the hand, finger, or eye of God.^ They have three fingers on each hand.
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^ This word however translates the Hebrew word in Psalm 8:5 for Gods, the Elohim.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On one hand they accept the thought that God loves, yet on the other they reject the idea that God hates (or can be jealous, have sorrow or grief, or even change His plan).

.The present text shows only traces of this tendency, but they are unmistakable, as Ginsburger has shown (l.c. p.^ For example, in one test condition the rhesus monkeys were shown two eggplants serially placed behind a screen, and then the screen was lifted showing only one eggplant.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ That is to say that Talmudic texts relating to an anthropomorphic God, as they are known today (and even from manuscripts), are only the few that survived internal Jewish censorship.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Usually their point is heavily worn, and the traces show that they were used as mattocks.
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265). Ginsburger (p. .270) is accordingly right when he deduces the following rule for the employment of memra in the older Targumim: "Whenever a relation is predicated of God, through which His spiritual presence in an earthly being must be assumed, the paraphrase with memra is employed."^ Through his relation to Christ the believer is transformed into the same image, image now being the perfect reflection of the prototype."
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Elohim as spiritual beings are possessed of the nature of God, and if the argument put forward by Athanasius is coherent (that divine nature admits of no gains or losses), it follows that Satan, as a Morning Star of the Elohim, could not sin.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The term "Sons of God" is, from the above, an order of beings, a rank, who are adherents of the most high in some form of spiritual union.
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Septuagint.

.The "fathers" of the Septuagint went much further than the "Soferim" or the "Meturgemanim" in their employment of interpretative expressions, by paraphrasing or spiritualizing (rendering less worldly or gross) the anthropomorphic or anthropopathic phrases of the Bible.^ It meets our company’s needs; it runs the programs we want it to run; it will be delivered quickly; and it costs much less than what we had budgeted.
  • Fallacies [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Further, those images with strong gender indications (either more masculine or more feminine) were perceived as more anthropomorphic than images (whether human or not) without strong indications of gender.
  • The Influence of the Avatar on Online Perceptions of Anthropomorphism, Androgyny, Credibility, Homophily, and Attraction 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ And so that he has less for something else to hold on to He has a high tolerance for pain – so that when he’s grabbing a pig or cow that is much larger than him, he won’t give up when kicked or stepped on.
  • SayUncle » Anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.saysuncle.com [Source type: General]

.The "image of God" becomes in the Septuagint "the glory of the Lord" (δόζα κυρίου); "the mouth of God," "the voice of the Lord" (φωνα κυρίου).^ [In response to S. Visuvalingam, "Muslim allegories on the taste of Love: becoming God's image" (for feedback) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Abhinavagupta/message/3232 ] .
  • Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form:Becoming God�s image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.svabhinava.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: Becoming Gods image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form: .
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^ Muslim allegories on the taste of Love: becoming Gods image (for feedback) .
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Even human emotions are excluded from Deity. .Repentance, wrath, and pity are suggested in such a manner that nothing human is stated of God.^ Morris and Menzels label for the realm of necessary truths and necessarily existing objects, then one affirms states of affairs such that it is not possible that they be created by God.
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^ Holy Scripture is the truth of God accommodated to the human mind so that the human mind can assimilate it....Through such accommodation the truth of God can get through to man and be a meaningful revelation.

^ Now those Sons of God were not angels of God in such a way that they were not also human beings as some people suppose.
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.The customary assumption that this aversion to the predication of anything corporeal, or indeed human, of God is due to the influence of Greek philosophy is far from certain.^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Whatever controls this emanation of thought influences human action, hence the concept that Satan as God of this world is Prince of the Power of the Air (Ephesians 2:2).
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, one of his reasons for opposing the idea that God can feel emotions or be affected by anything is that such an idea is anthropomorphic.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

Frankel, in his "Vorstudien," was the first to deny that any traces of Greek influence can be discovered in the Septuagint; and Freudenthal has fully demonstrated the correctness of this assertion. According to the latter's argument ("Jew. Quart. Rev." 1890, pp. .206 et seq.), no other traces of the alleged influence of Greek philosophy can be noticed in the Septuagint; and consequently the avoidance of anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms in the Septuagint must be looked upon as a refinement of religious ideas which had its origin upon Jewish soil.^ Anthropomorphism also had other far-reaching consequences.
  • Society&Animal Forum - Society & Animals Journal 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.psyeta.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Thus, it is necessary to uncover how anthropomorphism and androgyny of avatars influence people's judgments of others and how these variables relate to each other.
  • The Influence of the Avatar on Online Perceptions of Anthropomorphism, Androgyny, Credibility, Homophily, and Attraction 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The idea that the effect is forced to follow the cause is held to be "anthropomorphic in its origin and is dispensable."
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nor must it be forgotten that many anthropomorphic phrases are simply untranslatable into Greek; for instance, (image) "by God" (literally, "by the mouth of God").^ But can it not also be anthropomorphic to say that God must not?
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic images unlike a simple picture or phrase is set up to speak volumes and volumes of knowledge.
  • Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic types 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC essaysbyekowa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This concept of the image of God is not as an anthropomorphic principle but rather as an animating agency.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although the Septuagint, and later the Targumim, Onkelos and Yerushalmi, to the Prophets avoid anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms, whenever the Biblical expressions seem such, no fixed rule for the avoidance of these phrases can be shown to have existed, as the same Targum sometimes renders an Anthropomorphism literally, and again, in another place, quite freely.^ Though it is not for me to analyze the history of Jewish thought in the Middle Ages, is seems to me that it will not be out of place here to follow this ancient anthropomorphic belief in later centuries.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Although they had no facial features as such, their different shapes, repeated in a row of fingertips, suggested a kind of expressiveness that seemed “human”.
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^ As is quite known there are many cases in that Targum (and in others as well), where the translator refrained from a literal translation, especially when the Hebrew text speaks of an anthropomorphic God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

(The elaborate rules which Maybaum sets up for Onkelos seem too complicated. Besides, Onkelos, despite its present uniform character, contains many originally extraneous elements.)

Earlier Rabbinical Literature.

.In the older rabbinical literature there also occur a number of utterances which show a tendency to suppress low and sensuous conceptions of God by means of a new hermeneutics.^ We find it in literature, art, advertising, and of course, concepts of God.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Some mystic concepts in rabbinic Judaism will be exposed, and it is hoped that this discussion will lead to a better understanding of some aspects of rabbinic theology: anthropomorphism of God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.Referring to the fanciful and figurative expressions of the Prophets, an old rabbinical saying remarks: "The Prophets show great daring in likening the Creator to the creature," (Gen.^ This fact is underlined by another prophet when he says, "There were those renowned giants, who from the beginning were men of great stature, experts in war.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Whoever says: His Knowledge is like my knowledge, His Power is like my power, or Love like my love, or Pleasure like my pleasure, or Hand like my hand, or Istawaa like my ascending, then he has resembled and likened Allaah to the creation."
  • IslamiCity Forum - Islamic Discussion Forum: Anthropomorphism Claim Refuted 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Others considered him a heretic ( zindîq ) due to his saying that the Prophet is not to be sought for help and the fact that this amounted to diminishing and impeding the establishing of the greatness of the Prophet ....
  • Ahmad ibn Taymiyya (661-728) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.abc.se [Source type: Original source]

R. xxvii. 1). .Rabbi Akiba sought a different interpretation of those passages in the Bible that seem to identify God and the angels.^ The sage did not invent an anthropomorphic God, but R. Ishmael chose to connect different verses to elaborate a coherent system of the hand of God in the Bible.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Now those Sons of God were not angels of God in such a way that they were not also human beings as some people suppose.
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^ The Angels at Hebrews 1:7 are those at Psalm 104:4 referred to by the common term Malak ( +!-/ ) which is the same as that used for the Angel of Redemption at Genesis 48:16 who is identified here as the Elohim, the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.
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.God, in His sublimity, must in His very essence differ from His holy angels.^ It is precisely for the reasons explained that the Sons of God to be formed must be equal to, and as an order of, Angels as explained by Christ.
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^ But the ordination or creation of the law was by angels, necessitating that they must have possessed a delegation of power consequent to the nature of God, which they possessed, and directly to the material creation.
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^ These concepts of the fallen host interbreeding with men are not contrary to reason, as the notion of the Holy Spirit or Essence of God producing a child by Mariam (or Mary) is of the same concept.
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.Compare Mek., Beshallaḥ, 6, where Akiba declares as heretical the certainly ancient explanation of the words "like one of us" (Gen.^ She looks like one of us.
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^ In other words, though one is not allowed to see God, He does have a figure like a man.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ This ancient belief was elaborated as could be seen in Shiur Qoma and in the words attributed to R. Ishmael, R. Akiba, Rab, and R. Hisda.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

iii. 22) as referring to the angels. .Compare his Christian contemporary Justin Martyr, who declares the interpretation Akiba rejected to be "Jewish heresy" ("Dialogus cum Tryphone," 62) Whenever actions similar to those of a human being are predicated of God, the older rabbis employed the term (image) ("as though it were possible"); intending by this term to say that these expressions are not to be taken literally, but only as a mode of speech accommodated to the average intellect (Mek., Yithro, 4).^ As Justin says: "If you have fallen in with some who are called Christians...
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^ Not only that but this Jewish belief is attested also in the writings of the church fathers: Justin Martyr, Origen, Basil the Great and Arnobious of Sicca.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Dream Interpretation Frogs: Encyclopedia - Anthropomorphism Anthropomorphism, a form of personification (applying human or animal qualities to inanimate objects) and similar to prosopopoeia (adopting the persona of another person), is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, or natural phenomena.

.An entirely different tendency from the one just described in the treatment of anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms is apparent as soon as philosophical speculation concerns itself with Jewish monotheism as a factor in determining the interpretation of the Scripture.^ These attacks, coming from different theological and philosophical attitudes made, apparently, the rabbis withdraw from this religious belief, especially when it was not considered fundamental to Jewish belief (or might even cause damage to it).
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ "As we are just now looking with scientific seriousness at our animals, we will discard all anthropomorphic interpretations", he says.
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^ Furthermore, the scripture also states that "God is LOVE." That is to say that God describes Himself via an anthropomorphism, AGAPE. .

Such a result was quite inevitable; for, as Frankel ("Vorstudien," p. .174) remarks, the ordinary intellect often regards what appears to the speculative reasoner as anthropomorphic, as a notion inseparable from the concept of God.^ As I see it, the word "god" is an anthropomorphic semantic construct -- a word with no referent(s) that anyone can point out our reasonably explain.
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^ That is to say that both R. Akiba and R. Ishmael continued with the Biblical concept of an anthropomorphic God, teaching how God used His hand and fingers for different tasks, 'and this is a great secret'.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Some mystic concepts in rabbinic Judaism will be exposed, and it is hoped that this discussion will lead to a better understanding of some aspects of rabbinic theology: anthropomorphism of God.
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Aristobulus and Philo.

.The manner in which Aristobulus, 150 B.C., endeavors to remove the anthropomorphic designations of God is, accordingly, no longer the same, nor is it even similar to the procedure of the Palestinians, as the existing fragments of his work show.^ God is no longer omnipotent.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As flame...blown by the force of wind goes out and is no longer reckoned...Even so the sage, [released from the constructs of individual existence, vanishes from perception].
  • Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form:Becoming God�s image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.svabhinava.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Because evolution is inherently non-teleological; there’s no room for intent, even for God.
  • Matthew Yglesias » Mike Pence is Not an Intelligent Man 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC yglesias.thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.The "resting" of God, of which the Bible speaks, means, according to Aristobulus, that He instituted a permanent self-maintaining order in the world.^ It has already been stated above that according to the Bible God has a bow; that is, the rainbow.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ This is 'God' as immanent in the world, as the inner self, the 'inner ruler'; the judge of individual souls who gives rewards, according to the laws of karma.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ So in a characteristically monotheist way, he alludes to the transcendent unknowability of God, but also maintains that human language cannot but speak of a God who communicates in a personal way.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

.So God's "coming down" is not to be conceived as a bodily descent into space, but only as a vision or mental picture (see Siegfried, "Philo," p.^ Only when God comes as a person, as a self in His I-ness that we can talk about Him and He talks to us.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed his whole attitude towards science is also a purely aesthetic one and the value of science for him purely comes down to what kinds of “pictures” it can give us.
  • Harman’s Object Disorientation: Anthropomorphism At Large « Frames /sing 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC kvond.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ An assertion that this entity was a fallen spirit or demon can rest only on the premise that where an entity acts contrary to the will of God, that being automatically comes under the authority of the fallen Elohim.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

198). .From this it is evident that Aristobulus stands with only one foot on the base of traditional Judaism; and of his successor Philo not even that much can be asserted.^ The claim that animals are conscious, for instance, is not a scientific one, Kennedy asserts, because it cannot even be tested ( p.
  • Tom Tyler, 'If Horses Had Hands...' 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.cyberchimp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The God of Philo, owing to the influence of Platonism, is not only essentially different from man and the world—an idea which also coincides with the teaching of the Pharisees of this period—but He is entirely devoid of attributes.^ Fact: The magnetic fields surrounding the earth keep the solar wind from incinerating the earth and guess what, the field has weakened approximately 10% during the period the “Global Warmists” claim man has influenced world temperatures.
  • 30,000 Scientists Rejecting Anthropogenic Global Warming Hypothesis « What The Crap? 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC whatthecrap.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Beer had an uncharacteristic lapse in failing to consider that the world of the cat is different than ours and that only a small part of that world is obvious to us.

^ The only book attributed to rabbis of the Talmud period (circa 1-6 centuries), where God has no body is the Aramaic translation attributed to Onkelos.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.Philo opposes not only the literal understanding of the anthropomorphic and anthropopathic passages in the Bible, but also the doctrine of God as an active worker, inasmuch as activity can not be predicated of a Being devoid of attributes.^ So it might well be anthropomorphic to see God as 'personal'so much the better for our understanding.
  • Gresham College | Audio and Video 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Many verses in the Bible reflect a belief in an anthropomorphic God; in other words, the Lord has a body which has a head, limbs, and so forth.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ This change in attitude towards the body of God and especially the change in the understanding of the authentic Talmudic anthropomorphic belief will be discussed below.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.This was the impelling motive of Philo's doctrine of the "Logos," which doctrine later on became a chief pillar of Christianity.^ Their Logos doctrine is not a higher Christology than usual, but is rather on a lower level than the genuinely Christian estimate of Christ.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Alexandrianism had no material influence upon the development of Judaism, so that a long time passed before the experiment was repeated of reading the Bible with philosophical scrutiny.^ When first put in a new box, the cats took a long time to find the solution, but after experience with the box they were able to escape much more quickly.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ But before long the real Dennis reveals himself as a gambling lying cheating two-timing drunken thief and all around Scalawag!
  • TFAW.com: Home > Graphic Novels > Genres > Anthropomorphics 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.tfaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Early in my graduate career, before I had more fully developed my understanding of social constructionism, I experimented with the constructionist way of thinking in a paper about whales and whaling.
  • Ethos » Kris Stewart 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC practicalethics.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The antipathy of the Palestinian Jews to the Greeks and everything Grecian involved this consequence, that rabbinical literature shows no development whatever in the treatment of Anthropomorphism.^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ That is to say that whatever sources are consulted - either Jewish or Christian authors about the Jews - all agree upon the anthropomorphic concept among the Jews in late antiquity.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ These results show a linear relationship, with people in the less-anthropomorphic condition reporting their partner the most credible, followed by those in the no image condition.
  • The Influence of Anthropomorphism and Agency on Social Judgment in Virtual Environments 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

Ḥanina, an amora of the third century, when rebuking a cantor for unduly multiplying the attributes of God in his prayers (Ber. .25a), added that he himself would use no attributes in praying, if it were not that some are employed in the Bible.^ In the Werther example, God is Divine Omniscience and would therefore create Himself as He is logically dependant upon omniscience and the other essential divine attributes that make up His nature.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When one of these questionnaires is used by itself in a study it would be useful to mask the questionnaire’s intention by adding dummy items, such as optimistic / pessimistic.
  • Measuring the anthropomorphism, animacy, likeability, perceived intelligence and perceived safety of robots 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.bartneck.de [Source type: Academic]

^ I would also like to say that one epistomology deffinition of language is “Intentional communication through symbols and sounds.” Using this deffinition it is clear that some animals have a laguage.
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.But the example he gives to illustrate his point shows that hisremark was not the outcome of philosophic reflection, but was based upon the old prophetic view of the Deity.^ Upon reflection, however, she knew that cars had acted up in the past and that it might happen with this one: Bess, our old car, was very fickle.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I will draw upon examples from personal journals and recent interviews to show the various ways people interact with their vehicles as though they were human and point out some of the links there are between this practice and fears of failure.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ My point was about people who want to embrace an engineering solution — spritzing tons of SO2 into the atmosphere, for example — rather than a solution based upon reducing greenhouse gases.
  • Matthew Yglesias » Mike Pence is Not an Intelligent Man 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC yglesias.thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was, he said, like praising a Crœsus by saying "he has a few coins"; better no praise than inadequate epithets; against "Moreh," i.^ Reply EricFromAbeno Says: December 22, 2009 at 8:56 am I applaud people who wish to leave the world in a better state than they found it.
  • 30,000 Scientists Rejecting Anthropogenic Global Warming Hypothesis « What The Crap? 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC whatthecrap.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "It has been said by more than one person from the People of Knowledge about such ahaadeeth that there is no resemblance to the Attributes of Allaah.
  • IslamiCity Forum - Islamic Discussion Forum: Anthropomorphism Claim Refuted 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Vitaly Komar may or may not be joking when he says, "Elephants are much better than human abstract artists.
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59.

Saadia and the Medieval Philosophers.

.The question became a matter for lively discussion in the various schools when, for a second time, there was forced upon the Jew the problem of reconciling prophecy and philosophy—by the latter term meaning Aristotelianism, the only philosophical system which prevailed among the Arabs, and therefore also with the Jews living among Moslems.^ The council appears therefore to be the council of planet or system commanders termed Morning Stars.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There must therefore be contradictions between the stated aims of the system and its explanation, and interpretation of the biblical narrative which does not support its contentions and upon which the system is allegedly based.
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^ During this time, there were various attempts to uncover theory of mind in animals using nonverbal paradigms, without much success (Heyes 1998).
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

It is interesting to notice how this second attempt to harmonize Judaism and Hellenism led to the same result. Judaism was in danger of being so intellectualized as to be no longer recognizable as a religion. .The development of Jewish thought during the period from Saadia to Maimonides presents an exact parallel to that connecting the Septuagint and Philo; and this is most strikingly brought out by the changed attitude toward the Biblical Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism.^ Mithen bases this claim on archaeological evidence of a sudden change in human attitudes toward animals and the natural world coinciding with the Middle/Upper Paleolithic transition.
  • Society&Animal Forum - Society & Animals Journal 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.psyeta.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Thus the most animalistic and anthropomorphic have "out-survived" the rest.
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^ He fired Rudy as a Christmas present in 1928 and most of the studio walked out.
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.As regards Anthropomorphism Saadia is in full harmony with rabbinical Judaism when he maintains that the corporeality of God is contrary both to reason and Scripture—at least in so far as tradition would have it (see "Kitab al-Amanat wal' Itiqadat," ed.^ As I see it, the word "god" is an anthropomorphic semantic construct -- a word with no referent(s) that anyone can point out our reasonably explain.
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^ That is to say that both R. Akiba and R. Ishmael continued with the Biblical concept of an anthropomorphic God, teaching how God used His hand and fingers for different tasks, 'and this is a great secret'.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ It is an irony, isnt it, that people cant declare Dawkins wrong for precisely the same reason that Dawkins cant declare them wrong; about their God he can only windmill his arms: both are equally myths.
  • K*R*M*B/Empty Space: The Anthropomorphic Fallacy 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.iotacism.com [Source type: Original source]

Landauer, p. 93, l. 10 et seq., Leyden, 1881—ii. 2 of the Hebrew translation of the work). .Following the Targum of Onkelos—which he esteems very highly—he sets up the following rules, according to which the ten anthropomorphic designations which occur in Scripture are to be explained: God's "head" indicates sublimity; "eye," providence; "face," favor or disfavor; "ear," heeding; "mouth" and "lip," command and instruction; "hand," power; "heart," insight; "bowels," compassion; and "foot," the act of conquering or subduing, conquest.^ As I see it, the word "god" is an anthropomorphic semantic construct -- a word with no referent(s) that anyone can point out our reasonably explain.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic images unlike a simple picture or phrase is set up to speak volumes and volumes of knowledge.
  • Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic types 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC essaysbyekowa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is to say that Targum Onkelos did not reject an anthropomorphic theology, and his use of words demonstrates Aramaic linguistic capability that is different than the Hebrew.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.But his treatment of the subject of Anthropopathism is dictated more by Greek philosophy than by Judaism, and is not remotely connected with his views on God's attributes (see Attributes).^ Nygren says of this: "This subordinationist trait in the Christology of the Apologists is undoubtedly to be attributed to the Greek idea of God."
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If one rejects such a platonic view, then claims about the universality of Gods creation seem to be more plausible.
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^ The worry here is similar to the worry about anthropomorphism; when we use our language to ascribe content to other species, we may be attributing to them more than is appropriate.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

Baḥya and Judah ha-Levi.

.Baḥya, the next Jewish philosopher after Saadia—he wrote his "Ḥobotha-Lebabot" probably in the year 1040—mentions his great predecessor in a few words (chap.^ In other words although Jewish philosophers condemned an anthropomorphic God, those Jews who were not living in a 'philosophic' atmosphere continued with their ancestors' belief in an anthropomorphic God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

i., § 10) and accepts, in its entirety, his explanation of the Biblical anthropomorphisms. .He lays more stress, however, than Saadia upon the negative character of the divine attributes, so that, had he been consistent, he would have arrived at the standpoint of Maimonides.^ Accepting this notion, however, would require us to believe that more than half of all American householders (and about a third of European ones) are either severely misanthropic or socially handicapped (Serpell, 1996a).
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^ Too often humans want to inflect human traits and characteristics upon animals to somehow make them more "human" than they are.

^ The results presented above would not support that conclusion, but instead indicate that the features that lead to engagement and interest are more complicated than simply the extent to which an image is anthropomorphic.
  • The Influence of Anthropomorphism and Agency on Social Judgment in Virtual Environments 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

.But Baḥya did not possess a clear conception of the nature of negative attributes; for, while he taught that God is absolute unity, he also claimed that this fact involved the attributes both of being and eternity (see Kaufmann, "Die Theologie des Bachya ibn Pakuda," Vienna, 1874; and "Attributenlehre," p.^ Anthropos+ morphus another Greek word means: The attribution of uniquely human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural [beings] phenomena.
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^ It is amusing that the defenders of Ibn Taymiyya indirectly acknowledge the heresy of this position by claiming that "he was merely paraphrasing the position of those who affirm the Attributes among the mutakallimîn"!
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^ These words involve "negative anthropomorphism" -- the attribution of negative or demeaning qualities or status to a human.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

153).
.Judah ha-Levi—not to mention Ibn Gabirol, whose views scarcely possess any Jewish characteristics—was far more consistent than Baḥya, and was the first Jewish philosopher to reject completely the doctrine of essential attributes, insisting on the fact that it is impossible to predicate anything of God.^ Am I supposed to believe that a network television show – a network television show that shoots in New York City – can’t find more than one Jewish person?
  • The Anthropomorphic Male: December 2005 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC anthroman.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For Burnyeat second and third count as well as and sometimes more than first thoughts.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Too often humans want to inflect human traits and characteristics upon animals to somehow make them more "human" than they are.

But his approach to Neoplatonism—the doctrine of God as "pure existence"—is after all not a real approach.
.When uninfluenced by philosophic speculation Judah ha-Levi maintains a position nearer to traditional Judaism than any other religious philosopher.^ Any other God introduced is unable to maintain his divinity "under any other guise, than by ascribing to him too the property of the Godhead."
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This view has been challenged by those who claim that the research on other species suggests that cognition is more modular than the traditional view allows.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

His pious convictions are not based upon speculative philosophy, but on historical facts, on revelation and prophecy, the representatives of which comprehended and recognized the higher world as clearly and distinctly as ordinary mortals do this mundane sphere. .This philosophic mysticism determined also his attitude toward Anthropomorphism.^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ This change in attitude towards the body of God and especially the change in the understanding of the authentic Talmudic anthropomorphic belief will be discussed below.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.While opposed to the conception of the corporeality of God, as contrary to Scripture, he would nevertheless consider it wrong to reject completely the sensuous concepts of Anthropomorphism—even the fantastic measurements of the physical dimensions of Deity ( (image) )—as there is something in these ideas which fills the human soul with awe of God.^ But if there had been Gods, Zeus would have been a God.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In these very depictions, there are plenty of anthropomorphic (and animal) images.
  • Dialogue - Idolatry, iconoclasm, and aesthetics of the human form:Becoming God�s image in the Mirror of (Self-) Recognition 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.svabhinava.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This concept of the image of God is not as an anthropomorphic principle but rather as an animating agency.
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Maimonides and His Influence.

.But this rather opportunist and indulgent attitude toward Anthropomorphism found, almost during the lifetime of Judah ha-Levi (died about 1150), a determined opponent in the person of Maimonides—the greatest of Jewish philosophers.^ This background explains, at least partially, the relatively late Jewish attitude towards one Talmudic source that seems to demonstrate the 'authentic' Rabbinic denial of any phrase of anthropomorphism.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ This change in attitude towards the body of God and especially the change in the understanding of the authentic Talmudic anthropomorphic belief will be discussed below.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.Maimonides was the first Rabbinite Jew to set up the incorporeality of God as a dogma, and to place any person who denied this doctrine upon a level with an idolater.^ I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
  • Arthur C. Clarke: Do aliens dream
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^ Though this God is not God in the theological sense but sort of a muddled up version of a scientific and theological God, an omnipotent intelligence who is responsible for creating the universe.
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^ In the Werther example, God is Divine Omniscience and would therefore create Himself as He is logically dependant upon omniscience and the other essential divine attributes that make up His nature.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.While his predecessors had contented themselves with rejecting Anthropomorphism as contrary to reason—treating it as a purely theoretic matter—Maimonides declared it a heresy that would deprive any one holding the doctrine of a share in the world to come ("Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah, Hilkot Teshubah," iii.^ The seventh had to counteract the declaration by Christ himself that he did not know when he would return, a matter which only Eloah (Ho Theos; or ton Theon) the Father knew.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's often suggested that a world in which we are 'all brothers' and 'live as one' would be a world without killing.
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^ This would be anthropomorphism outright, the lines of reasoning naked and exposed: I would do it this way, therefore I infer that evolution will do it this way.
  • Less Wrong: Anthropomorphic Optimism 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: Original source]

7). .The first part of his religio-philosophical work (the "Moreh Nebukim") practically constitutes a treatise on Hebrew synonyms, the object of which is to explain away the anthropomorphisms in the Bible.^ The first is to identify how avatars of different basic social categories (object, animal, and human) and genders (male and female) are perceived in terms of anthropomorphism and androgyny.
  • The Influence of the Avatar on Online Perceptions of Anthropomorphism, Androgyny, Credibility, Homophily, and Attraction 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ His opinions about anthropomorphism here probably explain why he wrote, "Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California."
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But Maimonides was not content to restrict himself to opposing Anthropomorphism. .Philosophy being to him not the handmaid, but the mistress, of theology, he pursued his thought until he arrived at the concept of God as a metaphysical being, withdrawn in cold sublimity and isolation from His creatures—with whose weal or wo He could no longer concern Himself—and void of a free will; a being, in short, to whom no attributes could be ascribed except those of a negative character.^ God is no longer omnipotent.
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^ Augustine here goes on to convoluted explanations of the concept of the Sons of Seth being as Sons of God, brothers of their own fathers which was correct of the adoption; but this was prior to the adoption or else the adoption had ceased.
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^ The concept of a changing or cyclical creation raises a question of the modification of a plan which in turn implies that God changes His mind or his plan, and hence that His thoughts are not omniscient and His plan is not perfect.
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.Thus Maimonides was confronted with a difficulty similar to that which Philo encountered when he propounded his doctrine of the "Logos": the question, namely, how to establish a communication between a God devoid of attributes and the material universe.^ Its application in Proverbs in the female is to establish the perfect balance of Wisdom and Faith, of the male and the female, abiding in the Logos and demonstrating the asexuality of the Sons of God.
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^ The notorious question of how to translate logos is topicalised in Goethe's Faust, with Faust finally opting for "deed, action" (Am Anfang war die Tat).
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^ If this is to be taken as the creation of an attribute of God then here is an instance of self-creation, hence establishing absolute creation.
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In fact, his lack of success was as complete as that of Philo, at least as far as Judaism is concerned.
Despite the high esteem enjoyed by Maimonides among the great body of Jews, he was unable to achieve any success with his "intellectualization" of the notion of God. .Only one of his teachings—that of the incorporeality of God—found favor in the eyes of his coreligionists, was accepted in all sincerity, and was even adopted in the ritual of the Synagogue; a proof that in this doctrine he had caught the true spirit of Judaism.^ Any distinction between the preceding Bene Elohim and the newly created Bene Elohim would build in division, and therefore God would not be one or all in all.
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^ And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made .
  • Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic types 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC essaysbyekowa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The soul doctrine must therefore be a doctrine of polytheism as it allows for an eternal structure of spirit not in union with the core and created ex nihilo, not being in possession of the nature of God.
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.That his warfare against Anthropomorphism was a matter of serious concern to the Jews is shown by the comment of Abraham ben David of Posquières—the only one who could rival Maimonides in rabbinical scholarship—on the passage in the "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah," referred to above: "Greater and better men than he—Maimonides—have held this opinion."^ Unreliable automobiles are not the only ones that are anthropomorphized.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I suppose it was teachers of drama and literature who designed such a curriculum, as they thought that their fields were the only “exciting” ones.
  • Radio Open Source » Blog Archive » On Anthropomorphism 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.radioopensource.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's no greater birthday present you could give animation than to support the archive with a donation .
  • ASIFA-Hollywood: The International Animated Film Society: 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.asifa-hollywood.org [Source type: General]

It is difficult to determine whence the Jews of southern France—who bitterly opposed Maimonides —derived their antianthropomorphic views. (See Kaufmann, "Attributenlehre," p. 485. Even in northern France at an earlier date, Rashi on Mak. 12a remarks that the angels are not composed of flesh and blood, which, in philosophic phraseology, means the "angels are incorporeal.") .The Jews of Provence were possibly influenced by the mystical literature in which the "measurements of the dimensions" of God play a great part, although this literature did not enjoy universal authority, even when,in later times, the Cabala had come to prevail among a great section of the Jews.^ Although he did say that they had already made most big grazing animals extinct, which made it even more difficult.
  • Anthropomorphic Foxes In Space�. 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: Original source]

^ These measurements even turned out to be exaggerated (millions of miles), exceeding the great figure of God in Biblical times.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ In sum, there is no reason to confine Biblical attitudes towards an anthropomorphic God to a certain layer of sources in the Biblical literature or to see it influenced by hellenistic concepts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

.Abraham ben David probably intended to suggest that the French Jews, with their belief in the literal meaning of Bible and Talmud, were led to anthropomorphic views by the fantastic descriptions which some of the Haggadot give of God and His actions.^ Needless to say that this polemic led to the blurring of the anthropomorphic God in Talmudic texts.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Some mystic concepts in rabbinic Judaism will be exposed, and it is hoped that this discussion will lead to a better understanding of some aspects of rabbinic theology: anthropomorphism of God.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Both commentators are equal in reading in the Talmudic text some measurements of God's form, data that on a first examination do not exist.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

Compare, for instance, the remark (Sanh. 98) that the Almighty will shear off the beard of the king of Assyria, or the passage (Ket. .7b) where the Biblical expression (image) (image of God) is enlarged to (image) (the image of the likeness of His form); for according to Maimonides, "Moreh," i.^ J. M. Miller, 'In the "Image" and "Likeness" of God', JBL 91 (1972), pp.
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

^ The name conjured up images of cows for her and was thus good for a car that, according to her, was the traditional cow colors of black and white and "drives like a cow since it has no pick-up."
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Already in the story of creation it is written (Gen 1:26-27): And God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"...
  • The Hand of God 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC faculty.biu.ac.il [Source type: Original source]

3, (image) signifies "mathematical form."
.Mention must also be made of Ḥasdai Crescas—the greatest Jewish philosopher after Maimonides—not only because he opposed the latter's doctrine of negative attributes, by asserting that it is possible to ascribe many attributes to Deity without injury to the idea of His unity, but because he exerted influence upon Spinoza, the greatest of all opponents of Anthropomorphism.^ Slavespeak words are invalid in that they misrepresent reality by false attribution of human qualities (sometimes idealized or exaggerated, sometimes reduced or demeaned) -- anthropomorphism or negative anthropomorphism.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These words involve "negative anthropomorphism" -- the attribution of negative or demeaning qualities or status to a human.
  • #TL05AB: Anthropomorphism And Related Phenomena 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.buildfreedom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One executive throws out the name "Harvey" because it seems to him to be a "trustworthy" sort of name, but the very idea of anthropomorphizing the car in this way only evokes laughter.
  • Moving Relationships 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC www.drdriving.org [Source type: Original source]

.Spinoza's views upon this subject, however, no longer belong to Jewish philosophy, but to philosophy in general.^ Recall that dishabituation paradigms involve showing the subject a stimulus until it no longer holds the subject's attention, and then showing them one of two alternative stimuli.
  • Animal Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1 February 2010 1:01 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

.For the Karaitic views on the subject, see Aaron ben Elijah the Younger; the chief works specifically written by Karaites on Anthropomorphism are: Aaron b.^ It specifically tested the influence of anthropomorphism and agency on the level of uncertainty and social judgment, using a between-subjects experimental design.
  • The Influence of Anthropomorphism and Agency on Social Judgment in Virtual Environments 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC jcmc.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ However, Robert C. Gregg and Dennis E. Groh have written a useful work entitled Early Arianism: A View of Salvation (Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1981).
  • Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5) 2 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

Joseph, "Ez ha-Ḥayyim," ed. Delitzsch, and Judah Hadassi, "Eshkolha-Kofer."
Bibliography: S. D. Luzzatto, Oheb Ger, pp. 1-25, Vienna, 1830; Z. Frankel, Einiges zu den Targumim, in Zeit.f. d. Religiosen Interesse d. Judenthums, 1846, pp. 110-120; idem, Ueber den Einfluss der Palaest. Exegese auf die Alexandr. Hermeneutik, §§ 7, 9, Leipsic, 1851; idem, Vorstudien zu der Septuaginta, 1841, pp. 174-179; A. Geiger, Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel, pp. 310 et seq., 384 et seq., Breslau, 1857; S. Maybaum, Die Anthropomorphien und Anthropopathien bei Onkelos, Breslau, 1870; C. Siegfried, Philo von Alexandria (see index), Jena, 1875; M. Ginsburger, Die Anthropomorphismen in den Targumim, in Zeit. f. Prot. Theologie, 1891.
This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.

Simple English

Anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics, like emotions (feelings like being happy or sad) and the ability to talk, to a living thing or object that is not a human. This living thing or object that is not a human may be a god, an animal, a plant, sound, weather storm, an idea, or any other object. It is often used in stories. The story of the Three Little Pigs with a wolf and pigs that talk and act like humans is an example of anthropomorphism.



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