I have spent my life under the impression that the belief that God the Father is a humanoid being possessing a body and living somewhere in the universe in a manner similar to ourselves is a named heresy condemned by the early church. Is that true? If so, what is the name of the heresy? I have met several Protestants recently who believe this but my googling hasn't yielded anything.
This is a form of anthropomorphism, which is more broadly defined by the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia as:
Anthropomorphism is the ascription to the Supreme Being of the form, organs, operations, and general characteristics of human nature.