Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to a theophany; pertaining to an actual appearance of a god to man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a theopany; appearing to man, as a god.

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  • adjective Of or relating to theophany.

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Examples

  • I've never actually had the full-on psychotic break, but I recognise symptoms of both acute and chronic stages in my own exegetic inquiries from adolescence through my early twenties: apophenia; smearing of meaning; loss of affect; theophanic ecstasy.

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  • Their localization has a mythic, even theophanic strength; but that does not cancel the psychological drama of having to progress from their haunting to the concept of Nature itself, nature as

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  • In other words, the argument is that we have reason to think that the Qur'an itself, in Arabic, as a recited book, is theophanic.

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  • In other words, the argument is that we have reason to think that the Qur'an itself, in Arabic, as a recited book, is theophanic.

    I'jaz al-Qur'an

  • Ch. i., however, is confessedly vague, and moves for the most part along the familiar lines of theophanic descriptions.

    Introduction to the Old Testament

  • The first is theophanic; the second, theopneustic; and the third, theologic.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The next form shall be the return of the theophanic manifestations on earth, in a more perfect and abiding form than in the first age (Re 21: 3).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Hence, it follows, that I find Hasisadra's account of their share in his adventure incredible; and, as the physical details of the flood are inseparable from its theophanic accompaniments, and are guaranteed by the same authority, I must let them go with the rest.

    Hasisadra's Adventure

  • Elsewhere in the Gospel we hear that Abraham "saw his day," and Isaiah "beheld his glory;" but it not said that he became, i.e. entered into permanent and unalterable relations with these theophanic glories.

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  • The significance of the act is quite different, for the presentation of Jesus, according to Luke, has an apocalyptic and theophanic character.

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