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 (pär′o͞o-sē′ə, pə-ro͞o′zē-ə)
The Second Coming.

[Greek parousiā, presence, Parousia, from parousa, feminine present participle of pareinai, to be present : para-, beside; see para-1 + einai, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.]


(Theology) Christianity another term for the Second Coming
[C19: from Greek: presence]

Sec′ond Com′ing

the coming of Christ on Judgment Day.


the coming of Christ on Judgement Day. Also called Second Advent, Second Coming.
See also: Christianity
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Noun1.Parousia - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last JudgmentParousia - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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In her fourth and fifth grade religion book, she presented graphically the story of man's salvation: From Creation, Redemption to Parousia.
We need to seize every opportunity to show the government what good governance really is so that at the Parousia we shall be able to welcome him into a state of orderliness in every respect for which he gave himself up on Good Friday
Advent -- and Christmas -- returns to us every year like a cycle, until the final and unending Advent, the Parousia, when Jesus comes again in glory.
A minority of Christians, however, including the Latter-day Saints, have interpreted scripture to the effect that before Christ's end-time appearance, there will be a prior parousia ("coming") accompanied by a prior "first resurrection" of the righteous that will introduce an extended period of paradisiacal peace and spiritual prosperity known as "the millennium.
13) Yet the issue is not just epistemological, as if the Christian knowing of generations subsequent to the apostolic age is presumptively the same as that of their ancestors; rather, the claim is more ontological, actually theological and trinitarian: that this promise persists because we remain in the eschatological age between the then of the initial coming of Christ (incarnation) and his Spirit (Pentecost) poured out from the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33) and the that of their future return (the Parousia and the end of this age).
Consequently faith is conceived as the enactment in the present, between the past and the future, between the resurrection and the parousia.
We prepare ourselves for the second coming of Christ-the Parousia.
This shrunken time--which Paul calls ho nyn kairos (the present time/age), the technical term for messianic time--goes on up to the parousia, the full presence of the messiah.
This teaches us to distinguish between the emphasis of Kairos and Parousia in our work for ECOLE.
die] in order to be with Christ) and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 (where Paul describes Christ's parousia from heaven).
Thus the diminishment of the body, and the world, and ehronos, also elevates the significance of the spirit, and the afterlife, and kairos, as an alternative way of experiencing the divine: "Both Paul and Lead, though they avow the Second Coming will be an actual historical occurrence, nevertheless emphasize the inner Parousia in which believers might experience the truth event of Christ's presence .
However, the author fails to distinguish adequately between the early Pauline letters and the Deutero-Pauline epistles, and fails to indicate the shift in that literature regarding celibacy associated with the eschatological shift from the notion of imminently impending parousia and the delayed parousia as it applies to the matter of Pauline emphasis upon celibacy.