road to Damascus

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Noun1.road to Damascus - a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
turning point, landmark, watershed - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
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A certain tendency to insanity has always attended the opening of the religious sense in men, as if they had been "blasted with excess of light." The trances of Socrates, the "union" of Plotinus, the vision of Porphyry, the conversion of Paul, the aurora of Behmen, the convulsions of George Fox and his Quakers, the illumination of Swedenborg, are of this kind.
Despite Paddy Jackson's brave conversion of Paul Marshall's stoppage time try giving Ulster a deserved draw at Kingspan Stadium, they have now lost control of their own destiny in the Pro12.
I honestly believe that a major reason for the shut-outs has been the conversion of Paul Dummett from left-back to centre-half.
Thomas," Raphael's "Sistine Chapel," Peter Paul Rubens' "The Conversion of Paul," and Matthias Grunewalds "Isenheim Altarpiece." The images are thoughtfully reproduced and close-ups from each are strikingly repeated in the respective chapters in which they are discussed.