"ascribing of person emotions to god," 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia "humanity," actually "human feeling," from anthropo- + -patheia, comb. kind of pathos "suffering, illness, experiencing" (see pathos). Associated: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.
The ascription of real human thoughts or interests to Jesus, or to a polytheistic deity.
(n.) The ascription of man feelings or interests to Jesus, or even to a polytheistic deity.