Definition of godhead in US English:


(also the Godhead)


  • 1God.

    • ‘Barth referred to the dead crucified Christ, where every indication of the revelation of the Godhead is lacking.’
    • ‘Krishna devotees ardently look upon him as the Godhead, more emotively evocative than most of the other avatars.’
    • ‘First, Willis takes as the ultimate ground of God's holiness the perichoresis of the three persons in the Godhead.’
    • ‘Whatever needs to be said about how the three persons of the Trinity are related to each other within the life of the Godhead, the New Testament declares that the Spirit's mission in the world is bound up with the glorifying of the Son.’
    • ‘Over the past generation, there has been a reorientation in focus away from speculation on the Trinitarian relations within the Godhead toward an attempt to understand the Trinity in the actual economy of salvation.’
    • ‘A more substantial problem is the repeated use of ‘Creator’ for the first Person of the Godhead.’
    • ‘Indeed, each Person has the fullness of the Godhead.’
    • ‘The union of Christ and the Father within the Godhead is that which we are to believe and rely upon for the certainty of our salvation.’
    • ‘Anything that obscures Christ hinders worship, for it immediately distances us from the Godhead.’
    • ‘On the one hand, we have some process theologians blurring the distinction between God and the universe, and treating the Godhead itself as part of the cosmic evolutionary process.’
    • ‘On most Sundays, and in most people's experience, the Spirit is the forgotten person of the Godhead.’
    • ‘For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.’
    • ‘Anyway, they had kindly been offered cool drinks to relieve the heat of the day and they wouldn't leave until, in desperation, I told them that the neighbor across the street had once asked me about the Godhead.’
    • ‘He interjects the caution that his scriptural image is not intended to ‘attribute creation or fraction or any property of the body to the Godhead,’ but then goes on to explain the meaning of all this.’
    • ‘By a unique, transcendent agreement between the persons of the Godhead, God sent and dealt with His Son in our nature as if He, and not us, had been rejected.’
    • ‘The unity of creation reflects the unity of the Godhead: Father, Son and Spirit.’
    • ‘I didn't like the end bit of the reincarnation about going off and being the Godhead, that was a bit freaky, I didn't want to be into this nothingness.’
    • ‘To be fair, there are hints that this group may believe in the Holy Trinity - namely, the co-equality of Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three distinguishable persons within the Godhead.’
    • ‘Its beliefs are based on a trinitarian God, which means continual community within the Godhead.’
    • ‘The Arian denial of the Godhead of the Son (at the time of Nicaea) had carried with it the corollary that the Spirit too might be inferior to the Son, as the Son was to the Father.’
    1. 1.1 Divine nature.
      • ‘Therefore they do not see any need to become devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.’
      • ‘That there is only one of Him is not just a first approximation, it is also the last word on the subject, and it makes the concept of Godhead a notably tense one.’
      • ‘Pleased by the service of his devotee, the Supreme Personality of Godhead reveals his form and opulences.’
      • ‘The Soul's annihilation leads to her reformation as that which she was before she was in the divine ground of a living and fruitful Godhead.’
      • ‘For the Godhead of Christ was covered and hidden under the likeness of man.’
      • ‘Thus the desire to go back to Godhead and regulated activities performed to achieve that goal form the proper path of action.’
      • ‘Our reasoning faculty is but a gracious gift of Godhead intended for divine purposes, and not those of our own design.’
      • ‘They were accused of the stubborn refusal to accept Christ's Godhead and His sacrifice.’
      • ‘These analogies have the effect of establishing an analogy between the substance of Godhead and an individual human person, rather than between the hypostases and three human persons.’
      • ‘Only in such a trance is the Supreme Personality of Godhead revealed.’
      • ‘However, Saint Augustine realised that the essentially non-worldly nature of Godhead was not conveyed by these means.’
      • ‘This is simply technical, and had it not been so he would not have been s o accepted as the incarnation of Godhead.’
      • ‘In order to cheat the atheists, I describe the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be without form and without qualities.’
      • ‘The Supreme Personality of Godhead is transcendental to the cosmic manifestation.’
      • ‘We are here to help God, to do his work, to remedy his whole errors, to strive towards Godhead ourselves.’
      • ‘And I think one can see that haunting that idea of the single progenitor, the one form, is an approach still to the idea of Godhead.’
      • ‘The inherent smallness of the atomic soul in contrast to Godhead makes the atomic soul prone to illusion, whereas Godhead is not.’
      • ‘Romans 1 addresses his eternal power and Godhead (deity).’
      • ‘The spirit soul, part and parcel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna is an eternal servant of Krishna.’
      • ‘Actually, if we can attain the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, we do not need anything else.’
    2. 1.2informal An adored, admired, or influential person; an idol.
      • ‘For me, the situation was much simpler, despite the fact Hope was, to me, the godhead of American comedy.’
      • ‘Hume and Mallon were the SDLP's twin godheads for two decades, the Northern nationalists with whom the Irish government, the Catholic Church and Washington dealt exclusively before Sinn Fein gained respectability.’
      • ‘Determined not to melt before her charms prematurely, I decide to explore first how conscious the elevation to godhead has been.’
      • ‘The wry humour and lightness of spirit in Kaurismäki's films ally them with the very bittersweet comedies of Alexander Mackendrick as well as the mercilessly austere dramas of his other cinematic godhead, Robert Bresson.’
      • ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's untimely death in 1997 robbed Pakistan of an immense talent and world music of one of its twin godheads (Youssou N'Dour being the other).’
      • ‘I'm hazarding a guess that the song is about the godhead Dylan and I'm sticking to my interpretation.’
      • ‘I can read the godheads like Charles Shaar Murray and Greil Marcus, but it's those prose terrorists writing themselves into the story at the fringes that truly get past the sound my ears hear and write the one my heart hears.’
      • ‘She becomes a godhead to those who want to destroy the city's power.’
      • ‘Elvis Presley and John Lennon may look like the twin godheads of 20th century pop music but for a huge swathe of the world - Africa, the Caribbean and black Britain in particular - one man ranks head and shoulders above them: Bob Marley.’
      • ‘Courtney's status as godhead shines through in the simple reason that personal contact with deities can be damaging to mere mortals, but their actions viewed at a remove provide free-floating signifiers.’
      • ‘But now of course that's no longer true - you can measure your generation - it's simply how many generations you are below the founding godhead of weblogging as detailed on Blogroots.’
      • ‘The people who I allegedly ‘beat’ are blogospheric godhead and I am quite disturbed that your standards have fallen so low.’
      • ‘‘I haven't seen it,’ says the bearded sci-fi godhead.’
      • ‘After three years of monastic silence, Lotus Notes' creator Ray Ozzie unveiled his latest project Groove Networks in New York this week, and instantly became a kind of godhead for the peer-to-peer networking buzz.’
      • ‘After their see-saw battles, which boxing fans regard as perhaps the best ever heavyweight championship series, Ali reached the status of athletic godhead.’
      deity, goddess, divine being, celestial being, supreme being, divinity, immortal
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