According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an anthropomorphism is an “ascription of human form and attributes to the Deity.” [1] In a very strict way anthropomorphism was used to describe those who taught that God had a form or body like man’s. There is another similar term called ANTHROPOPATHY. The Oxford English Dictionary says; “Anthropopathy: Ascription of human feelings and passions to the Deity.” [2] In some writings anthropomorphism is also used to describe the metaphors that imply human likeness, characteristics, and emotions. Thus in many cases, and in this essay, anthropomorphism and anthropopathy are used interchangeably.

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