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Parousia

Syllabification: Par·ou·si·a
Pronunciation: /pəˈro͞ozēə, ˌpäro͞oˈsēə
 
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Definition of Parousia in English:

noun

Christian Theology
Another term for Second Coming.
Example sentences
  • By the way, the perception of a ‘delay’ of the Parousia is also a nineteenth-century German theological category.
  • According to the author's thesis, Mark understood these occurrences to be the apocalyptic sign triggering the events of the end-time described in the verses that lead up to the Parousia.
  • She makes a rather large assumption that all of earliest Christianity would have been just as apocalyptic in its outlook as the Apostle Paul, and that it suffered mightily from a delay of the Parousia.

Origin

Greek, literally 'being present'.

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