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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The deusrevelatus is a particular focus of attention in the "Heidelberg Theses." Rom 1:19-25, 1 Cor 1:17-31, and the theophany recorded in Exod 33:18-23 clearly inform Luther's striking assertions.
fails to distinguish between the physical repercussions of a theophany and the theophany itself.
* At Horeb/Sinai each stands in the presence of God and receives a theophany (ibid).
Such a sense of inadequacy is exactly what Job must have felt with this theophany. Hence his contrition, his humility.
According to accounts, he experienced a theophany and saw God the Father and God the Son while on trial and being persecuted for standing by his faith.
Nonetheless the interconnectedness of past and present, and of self and other, imperfect as it is, provides the ground for the possibility of the unexpected theophany of deus absconditus.
Moreover, it is shown that for Eriugena all of reality, as theophany, possesses this character of (un)concealing its fundamental truth.
(59) </pre> <p>In sharp contrast is this terrifying theophany, reminiscent of Krishna's revelation of his universal form in the Bhagavad Gita: (4)</p> <pre> If I am God at all I am also Satan....
So begins the Great Blessing of Waters for the Feast of the Theophany, celebrated on January 19 at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, across the river from Ottawa.
The confidence that the experience is truly a theophany is reinforced by the accounts provided by the sacred literature.
Chapter 2, "Theophany as Light: A Background of Clement's Interpretation of the Day Abraham Was to See," examines Clement's affinities with Philo.
Gnuse, The Dream Theophany of Samuel: Its Structure in Relation to Ancient Near Eastern Dreams and Its Theological Significance (Lanham, Md., 1984), 57-59; Husser, Dreams and Dream Narratives, 96-99; and the still valid reservations of Oppenheim, Interpretation of Dreams, 185.