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Abstract: The attribution of human characteristics to non-human things and events. Anthropomorphism pervades human perceptions and conceptions of the world, and appears central to religion. It results…

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Stewart Guthrie, “Anthropomorphism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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