Gk. anthropos, "man"
and pathos, "affections, feelings"
|condescensio, humanus affectus|
|Ascribing human attributes to God.|
the following example, God speaks as though he were ignorant of what Abraham
would have done; thus, a human quality (ignorance) is attributed to God:
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. Genesis 22:10-12
|Sources:||Smith ("anthropopatheia" "humanus affectus") 204-206; Bullinger 871|