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This kind of platform for the divinization of man without the God was counteracted in late medieval philosophy by the suppositions for the divinization of man with God, deriving basically from German Dominican thinking.
It is true that in China the ruler was traditionally viewed as a "Son of Heaven," and it has even been argued that the imperial system in China developed originally "in conjunction with claims of divinization.
The studies characterize the intellectual history of the first Jewish messianism, looking first at the birth of messianism across the divinization of kings in ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Canaanite cultures.
In this or any other part of the (developing) world, institutionalization of democracy without secularization of state inevitably leads to a dysfunctional, destabilizing and (self-)debilitating government: divinization of the post and personalization of power.
How might the finite body recollect the Infinite, leading to the divinization of the body or sublimation of the flesh, to the identity of the individual I and the universal I, the identity of self and Bhairava, in this very body?
Christophany bears a double meaning: The humanization of God corresponds to the divinization of Man.
She becomes, for the Christian world, not God or a part of the divine Mystery, but a paradigmatically redeemed human being: a unique representative of the human participation in God's life that we call grace or divinization, with unique importance for helping her fellow human beings advance towards that same grace, and so with a unique claim on our interest, devotion and honor.
Falsification of history has ranged from the divinization of the cruel primitive peoples to the distorted proximity between the native Latin Americans and Simon Bolivar or Ernesto Che Guevara, who did not sympathize with the Aborigines--nor did the latter, to their credit, with the former.
Fully Human, Fully Divine addresses the theme of divinization, acknowledging that this is a neglected doctrine in contemporary thought and might even be resisted when we contemplate our Christian calling: "Morality we can understand and the divine mercy is not beyond our comprehension.
In his discussion of "the stereotyping of Persia" in the same section (57) the author makes another intriguing observation: that such stereotyping is complicated by the depiction of Artaxerxes as a sympathetic character and in particular one resisting divinization.
Agnes Heller, following the same line, states that "The humanization of myth is at the same time divinization of humankind.