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Emanation
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I. History of Religion – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics

I. History of Religion

Lat. emanatio, “outflow,” translation of Gk ἀπορροή/ἀπόρροια (apórrhoḗ/apórrhoia), a keyword and figure of thought in the doctrinal structure of Gnosis/Gnosticism (in Irenaeus's Lat. trans. emissio: Haer. II 13.1–14.1 etc.). Probably inspired by Platonic thought, in the 3rd to 1st century bce Wis 7:25 calls wisdom an “emanation of the glory of the Almighty.” The ima…

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Lorenz, Günther, Clark, Stephen R.L. and Meisinger, Hubert, “Emanation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04280>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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