A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Anthropomorphites

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ANTHROPOMORPHITES, a sect in the tenth century; so denominated from man, and shape: because they maintained that the Deity was clothed with a human form, and seated like an earthly monarch upon a throne of state; and that his angelic ministers were beings arrayed in white garments, and furnished with natural wings. They take every thing spoken of God in scripture in a literal sense, particularly when it is said that God made man after his own image.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Broughton, vol. i. p. 55. Mosheim, vol. ii. p. 227.