What is revelation?


In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through supposed communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

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Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth - Background - Scope and Impact of The Book
... He also argued that Socrates was a prophet of the ancients ... The apparent prophetic qualities of Socrates are indeed a subject for debate ...
Lake Of Fire - "Lake of Fire" in The Book of Revelation
... The Book of Revelation, written some time in the last half of the first century, has five verses that mention a "lake of fire" Revelation 1920 "And the beast was taken, and with him the ... were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone." Revelation 2010 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the ... And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 218 "But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral ...
Live Armageddon - Track Listing
... Murderer" "Ethereal World" "Vengeance's Revelation" "Wolfen Tyranny" "Conquerors of Armageddon" "Kings of Killing" Live in São Paulo 2004 "Dawn of ...
Sabacolypse: A Change Gon' Come Instrumentals - Track Listing
... Organize" – 359 "Sabacolypse" – 338 "Positive Negative" – 422 "Revelation 1" – 059 "Protest Music" – 341 "Bac's Anthem" – 125 "Fight ...
Criteria Of Truth - Revelation
... The principal distinction between intuition and revelation is that revelation has an assumed source God (or another higher power) ... Revelation may be defined as truth emanating from God ... Many religions fundamentally rely on revelation as a test of truth ...

More definitions of "revelation":

  • (noun): An enlightening or astonishing disclosure.
  • (noun): Communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency.

Famous quotes containing the word revelation:

    Both magic and religion are based strictly on mythological tradition, and they also both exist in the atmosphere of the miraculous, in a constant revelation of their wonder-working power. They both are surrounded by taboos and observances which mark off their acts from those of the profane world.
    Bronislaw Malinowski (1884–1942)

    In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance.... In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous.... Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)