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  • n. Plural form of theophany.


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  • Father belongs by nature to the Second Person of the Trinity, and concluded that the theophanies were His work.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Fire was a common element in Old Testament theophanies, such as the pillar of fire that led the Israelites through the desert (Ex 13: 21-22).

    Pentecost Sunday: The Church made manifest

  • Second, the narrative is a tightly structured one, and it has at three points (beginning, middle, and end) apocalyptic moments accompanied by theophanies (in the first two).

    Not All Atheists Are Mythicists

  • These three theophanies, or manifestations of the divinity of Christ are subtlety embodied within the liturgy for the feast of the Epiphany, which enlightens and deepens our prayer.

    Feast of the Theophany

  • That God made use of man's need for such signs in his revelation to the people of the Old Covenant is clear in his singling out Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai for his theophanies to Moses, or from the Oaks of Mambre being sacred to Abraham, or the holy stone at Bethel being sacred to Jacob.

    Archive 2007-07-15

  • The biographical and even impressionistic touches of his never confuse the reader nor make him/her lose track of the transcendence of the doctrine exposed, no more than the multiplicity of theophanies should make one forget the essential unity of the transpersonal Absolute.

    Introducing Jean Biès

  • It is as if the word described the inner 'resource' of God, that which grounds and informs God's substantial, objective presence, a presence which is fleetingly uncovered in theophanies in the Hebrew Scriptures but whose full manifestation in the world awaits the last days.

    Addresses given to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Archbishop Michael Ramsey: I. Theology in the Face of Christ

  • Nature as a whole is an infinite series of theophanies.

    John Scottus Eriugena

  • Eriugena conceives of the act of creation as a kind of self manifestation wherein the hidden transcendent God creates himself by manifesting himself in divine outpourings or theophanies (I. 446d).

    John Scottus Eriugena

  • Eriugena, then, has a dialectical understanding of the relation of God and man which can be viewed as orthodox from one point of view, but which is always transgressing the boundaries of orthodoxy in the direction of a view which has God and man mutually contemplating themselves and each other, in an endless, eternal play of theophanies.

    John Scottus Eriugena


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