theophany

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the·oph·a·ny

 (thē-ŏf′ə-nē)
n. pl. the·oph·a·nies
An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation.

[Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia : Greek theo-, theo- + Greek phainein, phan-, to show; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

theophany

(θɪˈɒfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Theology) theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
[C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show]
theophanic, theˈophanous adj

theophany

a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to man. — theophanic, theophanous, adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theophany - a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person
manifestation - a clear appearance; "a manifestation of great emotion"
Translations
Theophanie
theophania
teofania
theofanie
teofani
teofania
teofánia
teofani
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90, he writes: "Plato especially was very much aware that man, in his tension toward the ground of existence was open toward a depth of divine reality beyond the stratum that had revealed itself as the nous; as a philosopher he left consciousness open to the future of theopany, to the pneumatic revelations of the Judea-Christian type as will as to the later differentiations of mysticism and of tolerance in doctrinal matters.