Theanthropomorphic attributes a divine-human form to things. In contrast, anthropomorphic attributes a human form to things and theomorphic attributes a divine form to things. Another set of related terms are theanthropocentric, which means God-man centered, anthropocentric, which means man centered, and theocentric, which means God centered. Basileia’s kingdomcultural approach affirms that God’s solution to anthropocentrism (man-centeredness) is not just theocentrism (God-centeredness), but centrally theanthropocentrism (God-man centeredness). The Incarnation is God’s theanthropocentric way of bringing about the restoration of all things in Christ and then their transformation in the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ is fully divine and fully human in a unique way in His Person that in turn enables us to become partakers of the divine nature. We are called to theanthropomorphic restoration and transformation. The Father’s pleasure is to unify all things in Christ in heaven and on earth (Eph. 1:9-10). This means that in Christ (and by implication also through His Church) the Father attributes a divine-human form to all things because mankind is a microcosm of the whole of creation. In other words, all things in some way are destined to be rooted in and become restored expressions of the divine-human union of Christ’s Incarnation of which our Theosis is the corollary. The frontiers in arts and sciences are to be found in unpacking this theanthropomorphic mystery.

Also see Partakers of the Divine Nature, and Theosis.