[puh-roo-zee-uh, -see-uh, pahr-oo-see-uh]
- advent(def 4).
- (lowercase) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed.
Origin of Parousia
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Examples from the Web for parousia
They betray the conviction that the time of the parousia is near.
They also betray the expectation of the early coming of the parousia.
Luke (xvii, 34) wishes to suggest that the parousia may occur in the night.
Furthermore, it is not only in the earlier epistles that expressions occur which seem to suggest that the Parousia is near.The Literature and History of New Testament Times
J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
The thought of an incarnation or a parousia of Wisdom is absolutely foreign to Jewish thought.The Origin of Paul's Religion
J. Gresham Machen
- Christianity another term for the Second Coming
C19: from Greek: presence
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Word Origin and History for parousia
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