1. a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person
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How To Use theophany In A Sentence

  • United together in anticipation of the gift promised by the Lord, the apostles and disciples experienced a theophany, or visitation by God. Pentecost Sunday: The Church made manifest
  • The message of the first part of the 'theophany' could be summarized as follows: "If you think you can organize a world better than I have, go ahead! Archive 2007-09-01
  • His biography, written by St Gregory of Nyssa, describes the crowning moment of divine theophany.
  • Each is a divine theophany, a way in which the divine nature is manifested.
  • In fact, the so-called theophany doesn't reveal anything that is not accessible to natural theology and a Wisdom perspective. Archive 2007-09-01
  • This may correspond to a realistic, representational way of thinking, but not the Orthodox symbolic realism that sees in the incarnation of the Word not a man walking about on the earth but the theophany in a human form.
  • As I said in a post about Job which appeared here a couple of years ago, I think that the genre of this book, as Wisdom literature, is crucial to interpreting the "theophany" presented at the end. Indescribable
  • Thus, the call of Moses uses theophany and promise to create a relationship with Yahweh, one that is expressed in Israel's obedience and carried forward to future audiences by means of Passover re-enactment.
  • This reversal is followed by the theophany or joy of the congregation and the word joy is repeated again and again in antiphonal response.
  • And it's interesting that this word is used here to herald God's presence and to announce some kind of a theophany or some kind of a vision of God.
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