In religious terms, divinity is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as God, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. Such things are regarded as "divine" due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the Earth. Divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth, while material things are regarded as ephemeral and based in illusion. Such things that may qualify as "divine" are apparitions, visions, prophecies, miracles, and the soul, or more general things like resurrection, immortality, grace, and salvation. Otherwise what is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems.
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... The LDS belief is that Christ's divinity qualified him to return to the presence of God after his death and resurrection ... of divine grace to humankind, Christ provided access to divinity for humankind ...
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More definitions of "divinity":
- (noun): The quality of being divine.
Example: "Ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
- (noun): The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.
Famous quotes containing the word divinity:
“The contest between the Future and the Past is one between Divinity entering, and Divinity departing. You are welcome to try your experiments, and, if you can, to displace the actual order by that ideal republic you announce, of nothing but God will expel God.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Now there cannot be first principles for men, unless the Divinity has revealed them; all the restbeginning, middle, and endis nothing but dreams and smoke.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning, concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.”
—David Hume (17111776)