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- adj. Of or relating to theophany.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a theopany; appearing to man, as a god.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to a theophany; pertaining to an actual appearance of a god to man.
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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.
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
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.
Ch. i., however, is confessedly vague, and moves for the most part along the familiar lines of theophanic descriptions.
The first is theophanic; the second, theopneustic; and the third, theologic.
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).
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.
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.
The significance of the act is quite different, for the presentation of Jesus, according to Luke, has an apocalyptic and theophanic character.
Through our reception of Christ's most holy body and blood we become God-bearers; we become "little christs," theophanic people, the light of the world.