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anthropomorphism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanthropomorphisman‧thro‧po‧mor‧phis‧m /ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm $ -ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 Rthe belief that animals or objects have the same feelings and qualities as humans2 RR technical the belief that God can appear in a human or animal formanthropomorphic adjective
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anthropomorphismCrude anthropomorphism effectively closes the door to understanding of religion for most pupils.The plant analogy guaranteed freedom from anthropomorphism.Nor was it a half-hearted anthropomorphism.It does not refer to naive anthropomorphism, to childish notions of a kind of finite Person resident somewhere.HOUSE-MARTINS Mud in their beaks, the house-martins are happy ... That's anthropomorphism.What is this anthropomorphism, and why do I see this landscape as male?Such concepts are unworthy of educated people and refer to anthropomorphism which has been misunderstood.
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