Meaning of theocentric in English:


Pronunciation /ˌθɪə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/


  • Having God as a central focus.

    ‘a theocentric civilization’
    • ‘Calvin's theocentric focus led him also to view the love of self as ‘a mortal plague that Christians must rip out.’’
    • ‘Religion is anthropocentric; theology is theocentric.’
    • ‘A theology focused anthropologically on ethical issues remains anthropocentric, not theocentric or Christocentric.’
    • ‘While not every page of Scripture can be said to focus specifically on such a theocentric or monotheizing hermeneutic, it might be appropriate to read the exceptions in light of the greater whole.’
    • ‘The theology of Exodus is wholly theocentric and, moreover, it is creation-oriented; the Sabbath commandment fits that theological pattern.’
    • ‘Hence, his message was theocentric rather than ethnocentric, anti-Semitic, or anything else.’
    • ‘When he did retreat it was to pray, and his resistance in the wilderness was absolutely theocentric: He had no tricks of his own to trump the devil, he simply had to recall, name, and claim his identity as centered in God.’
    • ‘Some depictions of heaven are strongly theocentric, portraying the blessed as caught up in an endless rapture of adoration; others are sociable and anthropocentric.’
    • ‘Schweiker describes his position as theocentric, but God seems to be a useful symbol that gives human agency seriousness and purpose by checking the unlimited expansion of human power.’
    • ‘There in the New Testament ‘he finds a radically theocentric and socially radical Jesus with a decidedly human face.’’
    • ‘But those prayers were all cast in highly theocentric terms.’
    • ‘And it is that great theocentric heart that we have so lost in the evangelical world today.’
    • ‘He embraced nonhuman nature from bears to orchids to rattlesnakes as ‘fellow mortals,’ but his theocentric ethic, which was grounded in a God manifested within nature, did not explicitly include the entire human community.’
    • ‘Thus, pluralism with a theocentric view of salvation has appeared.’