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enflesh

Syllabification: en·flesh
Pronunciation: /enˈfleSH
 
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Definition of enflesh in English:

verb

[with object] literary
Give bodily form to; make real or concrete.
Example sentences
  • The story of God's love in Christ becomes the good news only as it is enfleshed in a particular culture; yet this gospel can never be identified with any one of its particular expressions, for it transcends them all.
  • That language is enfleshed in different ways in different contexts: in gospel music and chant, in oil for anointing and in silence, in chorales and hymns and dance.
  • Preaching grace is enfleshed by words and pictures as diverse as the images of scripture.

Derivatives

enfleshment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • To us, Canada's publicly funded health insurance plan is the enfleshment not only of Jesus’ healing ministry but also Catholic social teaching's commitment to the common good and the practice of solidarity.
  • Even according to classical dogmatic theology, Jesus Christ is the enfleshment in history of the Second Person of the Trinity.
  • His birth was nothing less than the enfleshment of God the Son, in which the divine and human natures were united in the one person.

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