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
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teofánia
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Also known as the Epiphany or Theophany, meaning "vision of God," the feast commemorates the manifestation of the Infant Jesus to the Three Wise Men from the East: Melchor, Gaspar, and Balthazar.
For example, Caravaggio's The Supper at Emmaus is tied to the issue of seeing and acknowledging the presence of God, yet the varying expressions and gestures indicate a slowly unfolding process: Christ's theophany is not instantaneous.
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If we are to judge the lion head in Mircea Eliade's words, we can consider it a clear example of theophany, namely a visible manifestation of the deity through the mask of an imaginary animal.
He rather wants to see the universe as a theophany, that is, as manifestations of God.
As if to affirm the fact of this theophany, a cloud appeared.
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It possesses more of theophany than of revelation (though that is present as well): it is something to be experienced rather than comprehended.
Zion became the prime locus of theophany, the home of YHWH, the seat of his government, from which he promulgated decrees and at which Israel renewed her partnership in covenant with him .
One seeks common ties between Judaism and Eastern traditions, while others focus on theophany at Sinai, the significance of Elijah, and a Jerusalem temple embracing the needs of mankind.
For Voegelin, the concept "ideology" represents the final turn in the decline of philosophy when the symbols no longer articulate original experience of theophany, but become the means by which theophany is eradicated from public and personal consciousness.