ETYM Latin adoratio, from adorare: cf. French adoration.
1. The act of admiring strongly; SYN. adulation, idolization, idolisation.
2. Worship given to God alone; SYN. latria.
3. A feeling of profound love and admiration
apotheosis / əpɒθioʊsɪs /
1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing him among; deification.
2. Glorification; exaltation.
3. Elevation to divine status; a perfect example
4. Deification; ascent to glory; personification of ideal.
ETYM Late Lat. deificare to deify: cf. French déification. Related to Deify.
The elevation of a person to the status of a god; SYN. exaltation, apotheosis.
The path or process whereby an individual can become a god. The deep distinction between mortal humans and immortal gods could be bridged through deification. Some Christians use the word in a more specific sense to refer to human participation in divine life through Christ, who is understood to be both God and human.
Deification was common in the ancient world—for example, in Egypt and Rome—enabling rulers to become gods after their death. In the ancient mystery religions, such as the cults of Mithras and Dionysus, it meant union with the deity, achieved by undergoing initiation rituals.
ETYM French idolâtrie, Late Lat. idolatria, Latin idololatria, from Greek; eidolon idol + latres service.
1. Religious zeal; willingness to serve God; SYN. devotion, veneration.
2. The worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God; SYN. idol worship.
In Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, the turning away from God to other objects of religious devotion. In the Hebrew Bible it is specifically forbidden in the second of the Ten Commandments. Islam forbids the use of any pictures or other images of living beings, because of the danger of transferring admiration and wonder from God to the image or the artist.
Christianity has interpreted the command variously at different times and places. Some groups, notably in certain Protestant churches, avoid all images, while others, such as the Roman Catholic and Orthodox, encourage the use of pictures and statues as pointers, or icons, to God. The word idol is highly prejudicial to Hindus who practice arcana—the worship of an image of the deity —as an important element in their path of devotion.
veneration / venəreɪʃn̩ /
ETYM Latin veneratio: cf. French vénération.
1. The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated.
2. The highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person.
ETYM Old Eng. worshipe, wurthscipe, AS. weorthscipe; weorth worth + -scipe -ship. Related to Worth, and -ship.
1. A feeling of profound love and admiration; SYN. adoration.
2. The activity of worshipping.
Adoration and service of God or gods. This service involves reverence, awe, and wonder, and may take many different forms.
Worship is rarely an individual act, but usually takes the form of group participation in rituals. In some religious traditions, such as Christianity, the emphasis is on the attitude of the heart as being essential in true worship. In Hinduism, the principle form of worship is the mantra, in which the divine is embodied in sound.
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