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Anthropomorphism
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Anthropomorphism denotes the conception of God or gods in human form. It derives from the personification of spiritual events (animatism), the idea of attributing a soul to stones, trees or places (Animism) or the idea of a power indwelling objects or persons (dyna-mism…

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Löhr, Gebhard, Podella, Thomas, Veltri, Giuseppe, Ess, Josef van, Körtner, Ulrich H.J. and Lapsley, James N., “Anthropomorphism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00777>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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