Definition of theanthropic in US English:



  • Embodying deity in a human form; both divine and human.

    • ‘The goal of chastity is to help one experience the beauty of the ‘theanthropic’ person and be fully devoted to him or her.’
    • ‘The priesthood of Christ is neither male nor female, but theanthropic.’
    • ‘The Lord did not raise the previously fallen image in his theanthropic hypostasis, but united it to his own image by grace.’
    • ‘It is a basic theological inconsistency for one to believe in Christ, who recapitulates divided humanity and the creation and, at the same time, fail to grasp the restoration of humanity's unity in his theanthropic hypostasis.’


Mid 17th century: from ecclesiastical Greek theanthrōpos ‘god-man’ (from theos ‘god’ + anthrōpos ‘human being’) + -ic.