Let me offer a nice bit of theo-jargon here—“anthropopathism”—for anyone who doesn’t already know the term. I’ll then comment on it and invite any responses.
An anthropopathism is the emotional and less-well-known cousin of anthropomorphism. The latter term refers to human descriptions of God that use bodily terms—as in the Father having arms or legs despite texts that tell us he is a never-seen Spirit. An anthropopathism makes a similar God-to-human parallel but instead denotes our use of the language of human emotions to describe God attitudes and activities when he—as immutable—is necessarily emotionless.
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