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Attribution of human feelings to nonhumans, for example, to gods or lower animals.
[anthropo- + G. pathos, suffering]
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They both ended up embracing anthropological and anthropopathic language about God as the truest medium for understanding the divine and placing coresponsibility for working out a just world squarely upon human beings who are to imitate God.
The most important theological transformation is his increasing reliance on an anthropopathic God.
Where God is regarded in both anthropomorphic and anthropopathic terms, as a husband, idolatry has been conceived of as a breach of fidelity, as adultery or whoredom, as union with "strange gods".