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anthropomorphism

 [an″thro-po-mor´fizm]
the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman beings and objects.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrō-pō-mōr'fizm),
Ascription of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects. Compare: theriomorphism.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

/an·thro·po·mor·phism/ (an″thro-po-mor´fizm) the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman objects.

anthropomorphism

[an′thrəpōmôr′fizəm]
Etymology: Gk, anthropos, human, morphe, form
the assignment of human shapes and qualities to other animals.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrŏ-pō-mōr'fizm)
Assignment of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

Attributing human characteristics to the diety, to inanimate objects, animals, or phenomena. Because of our experiential limitations and need to find explantions, however unsatisfactory, we commonly resorts to an anthropomorphic concept of anything transcendental.

anthropomorphism

the attribution of human characteristics to animals other than man.

anthropomorphism

the tendency to attribute human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.
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This is not to say that tashbih never has the meaning of anthropomorphism in the sources.
101) For Israel the dictum of Second Isaiah was not a rejection of anthropomorphism but an affirmation of the paradox of transcendent anthropomorphism.
The Qur'anic context seems also to indicate that a denial of anthropomorphism was not what the verse necessarily intended.
105) On the other hand, a review of the exegetical history of this verse (Q 42:11) indicates that this verse was actually first employed by advocates of anthropomorphism in support of their position.
120) These early Muslim exegetes saw no problem harmonizing their anthropomorphism with the Qur'anic affirmation that there is none like Him.
139) The difference between divine and human anthropomorphism, at least according to this formulation, is therefore that while God's anthropoid form is samad/musmat, Adam's was ajwaf "hollow.
These particular formulations of transcendent anthropomorphism are pretty marginal to Sunnism as it developed in the third/ninth century onward.
152) The transcendent anthropomorphism implied here was not missed by traditionalist Sunnis.
We have here the affirmation of anthropomorphism and the concomitant disavowal of tashbih.
Characteristic of the transcendent anthropomorphism of the ancient gods is their divine beauty.
182) It is not surprising that such reports greatly perturbed those Muslim theologians put off by anthropomorphism.
415/1025) noted that, in the eleventh century still, the common people inclined towards anthropomorphism (qulub al-amma la tasbiqu illa ila ma tasawwiruhu) based in part on this report.