anthropolatry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anthropolatry the worship of human beings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anthropolatry Man worship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anthropolatry The worship of man; the paying of divine honors to a human being. It was charged by the early Christians upon the pagans, and by them, in return, charged upon the Christians, because of their worship of Christ. The word, however, is better known from its employment by the Apollinarians against the orthodox Christians of the fourth and fifth centuries, who held the doctrine of the perfect human nature of Christ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anthropolatry an-thro-pol′a-tri the giving of divine honours to a human being, a term always employed in reproach. It was used by the Apollinarians against the orthodox Christians of the 4th and 5th centuries, with reference to the doctrine of the perfect human nature of Christ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. man + worship
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. anthrōpos, man, latreia, worship.

Usage

In literature:

The Emperor Julian's project was hopeful in comparison with the prospects of the Comtist Anthropolatry.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
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