[thee-an-thruh-piz-uh m]
  1. the doctrine of the union of the divine and human natures, especially the manifestation of God as man in Christ.
  2. the attribution of human nature to the gods.

Origin of theanthropism

1810–20; the- + anthrop- + -ism
Related formsthe·an·thro·pist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for theanthropism


  1. the ascription of human traits or characteristics to a god or gods
  2. Christian theol the doctrine of the hypostatic union of the divine and human natures in the single person of Christ
Derived Formstheanthropic, adjectivetheanthropist, noun

Word Origin for theanthropism

C19: from Ecclesiastical Greek theanthrōpos (from theos god + anthrōpos man) + -ism
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