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theanthropic (thee-an-THROP-ik) adjective

Having the nature of both God and human.

[From Greek theanthropos (god-man), from theo-, (god) + anthropos (man).]

"(T)he answer can only be given ... in theanthropic rather than humanistic terms." Alastair Hannay; Kierkegaard: A Biography; Cambridge University Press; 2003.

"Mutual-love ethics might be called theanthropic, and its tendency is to treat God as a fellow creature." Edward Collins Vacek; Divine-command, Natural-law, And Mutual-love Ethics; Theological Studies (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Dec 1, 1996.

This week's theme: words from Greek.


The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (1469-1527)

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