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Immanence and Transcendence in Theophanic Symbolism

AuthorMichael W. Sours
Title of item
Immanence and Transcendence in Theophanic Symbolism
Parent publication   Journal of Bahá'í Studies
Publisher of this ed.
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America
Date of this edition 1992
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Posted 2022-03-31 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract Bahá'u'lláh uses symbols to depict theophanies — the appearance of God and the divine in the realm of creation — such as "angel," "fire," and the prophets' claims to be incarnating the "face" or "voice" of God; these convey the transcendence of God.
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See also The Maid of Heaven, the Image of Sophia, and the Logos: Personification of the Spirit of God in Scripture and Sacred Literature (Sours, 1991).

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