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Very few patients will fit all these criteria, but one particularly important characteristic for this approach is a mobile uterus, which should be mobile in all directions and should have slight descensus upon cervical contraction.
Chromatius's sermon antedated the debates about the personhood and natures of Christ at Ephesus and Chalcedon, yet one can begin to see how some christological uncertainties, coupled with the silence of the canonical Gospels on the descent, would have cast suspicion on the belief in the descent and led to what was the most consequential of the changes in the fourth century, the vocabulary shift from descensus ad inferos to descensus ad inferna, indicating that the descent would eventually come to be confessed and understood as a narrative expression of the reconciliation of sinners who had died separated from God's grace.
Securing the uterine arteries can still be accomplished extraperitoneally until better descensus of the uterus is obtained.
23) Mystery play adaptations of the Descensus ad Infernos from the Gospel of Nicademus and other sources also reproduce the hideous "thonours blast" that accompanies Christ's approach to Hell's gate.
there are mainly ambiguous affirmations of Christ's descensus in 1 Peter 3:19-20, Matthew 27:52, and Hebrews 2:14-15, the latter verses referring to his participating in death "that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Revels Accounts under Henry VII, for instance, bear an entry showing that choirboys performed Christi Descensus ad Infernos at St.
The descensus ad infernum is emphasized throughout the novels through a plethora of images of the wood as the underworld, the otherworld, and a ghost wood.
Once again, silence appears as the speech of the dead, while the way of dying recalls Eliot's death by water as well as the last stage in the Heraclitean descensus ad infernos: from air to earth to the waters below.
The only Latin I remember from my schooldays is Facilis descensus avernus: Easy is the descent into hell.
Ralf Dahrendorf summarizes these conflictual approaches as follows: (a) every society is at every point subject to the process of changes; social change is ubiquitous; (b) every society displays at every point descensus and conflict; social conflict is ubiquitous; (c) every element in a society renders a contribution to its disintegration and change; and (d) every society is based on the coercion of some of its members by others.
Huic legi ascensus opponitur, pro dolor, lex descensus, adeo ut loqui fas sit de communione peccati, ob quam anima, quae peccando se submittit.
In April 1976, LTC approved the LCMS reviewers' request of changing the descensus clause back to "hell.
For example, Pseudo-Hippolytus's homily, In Sanctum Pascha, chapter 58, could be usefully added to the already rich dossier of texts on the descensus ad inferos (chapter 5): here it is claimed that the purpose of Christ's descent to Hell was to save the entire human race that had lived before the Law, under the Law, and after the coming of Christ.
The Brunian doctrine of universals is made to cover every level of the schala naturae, in the dialectic between ascensus & descensus, reawakening the imaginative faculty with which the "figures of the individuals in the species" (85) bring back the present experience to the species and genus.
10) The epigraph from Jonah 2:6 for the two chapters on Queen Marguerite correlates with this Platonic image of the descensus into passion and death that then is encouragingly superseded in the novel's final chapter, an anticipation of Easter resurrection, by a young man and boy with whom Gaston empathizes, traveling, in the imagery of the Phaedrus, as merry "as the young birds" (13.