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a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person

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God sub-xists camouflaged in the mystical meaning of theophanies, even if only as perceived to sub-xist, therefore manifesting in their material appearance, respectively pillar of fire, the voice heard by Moses, the plague affecting Egypt, the pillar of cloud, the fire tongues, etc.
It is from the deeper meaning, theoria, that Gregory distilled his interpretations of the theophanies in the book of Exodus as demonstrating the nature of the perfect life.
The following pages explore the exegesis of biblical theophanies illustrated by the extant writings of Justin of Neapolis.
either new theophanies or Spirit-fed enactments of ancient truth.
The middle section of "Olympia" allows us to catch our breath in the tourist shop, where the saleswoman "had the rarest of human eyes, a pure grey." Almon names this gift of unexpected beauty as he pays for a CD: "Theophanies never show up / on my credit card statement." The final section considers Phidias, who sculpted a gigantic Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
As Kearney notes, "In our rush to the altars of Omnipotence we often neglected theophanies of the simple and familiar" ("Epiphanies" 3).
The world we inhabit is a process within which the traces of divine causality can be limned in theophanies that have their own logic and order.
It may be operative, for example, in the dream theophanies, from Genesis 15 through the night visions of Zechariah and Daniel.
Ibn al-Arabi said we have a religious duty to create imaginative theophanies, revelations of God, for ourselves.
Philo and Clement both interpret Abraham's theophanies. Philo located the moment of illumination at Abraham's conversion.
(64) Yet given that these columns are part of a complex of architectural fragments, they can be seen more pointedly in terms of Lucretius' argument against the plausibility of stormy theophanies. Lightning, Lucretius writes, frequently strikes at the temples of god; are we supposed to believe that god would strike at his own dwelling?
He decides to concoct one of his pagan theophanies: "God floats in the azure air,/ Bright gods, and Tuscan, back before dew was shed." Aware of possible criticism of this aestheticism, he immediately asks, "Is it a world like Puvis'?" and answers, not altogether convincingly, "Never so pale, my friend." Botticelli, Shakespeare, Picasso, and Wyndham Lewis get mentioned.