prefigurement


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Synonyms for prefigurement

a phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil

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The ceiling, to cite just one example, portrays Jonah with the fish beside him turned towards God, as a prefigurement of the resurrection, symbol of the New Covenant that takes the place of the Old Covenant.
In the resulting shaft of light, Gura no longer spies Miller's Edwards, "a prefigurement of the artist in America," but he does glimpse a spiritual Edwards who is more small c "catholic" than big C "Calvinist.
The much-persecuted Yakov Bok, hero of The Fixer, is a rather inadequate Holocaust prefigurement in Christological guise who also repeatedly invokes the name of Spinoza.
Christianity assumes a vertical conception of time as prefigurement and fulfillment of scriptural truth, a "simultaneity-along-time" (Anderson 24), whereas the nation unfolds along a horizontal axis of what Anderson describes after Walter Benjamin as "homogeneous empty time" (24) measured by the calendar and the clock.
Interestingly, the famous nineteenth-century Italian critic, Pio Rajna, in another prefigurement of Bakhtin, declared that the Renaissance romance poems, including Gerusalemme liberata, were novels, not epics (Rajna 16).
11) We see then a cultural prefigurement of Kierkegaard's concept of indirect communication: the absence of objective moral authority allows the ethical meaning to be communicated indirectly, in a way that requires the reader to appropriate the meaning for himself.
Perhaps he cuts his throat, which would be a prefigurement of all the blood sacrifices to come.
Raising Jeremiah from the cistern is a prefigurement of the Resurrection.
The novel idea that the epistemological tests of an obscure ancient Greek may serve as an illuminating philosophical prefigurement of Frost's epistemology does seem worth pursuing.
The Dido "knot" resides between two flames, we might say: the prefigurement of her rekindled love, now for Aeneas (she confides to her sister Anna: "agnosco veteris vestigiae flammae," Bk.