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- Created 2012-02-26
is the revealing or disclosing of some form of
or knowledge through communication with a
entity or entities.
Some religions have
which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For instance,
believe that the
was received from
biblical Mount Sinai
s believe the
to have been revealed to Mohammed word by word and letter by letter. In
, i.e. "not human compositions", and are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called
, i.e. "what is heard". Many Christians believe that the
by God. The 15,000 handwritten pages produced by the mystic
were represented as direct dictations from
, while she attributed
The Book of Azariah
The Book of the Law
, written by
, was said by him to have been revealed by three successive Egyptian deities.
When a revelation is communicated by a supernatural entity that is reported as present during the communication, it is called a
. Some revelations go further in that direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity is reported. Some revelations are reported along with physical marks such as
and in rare cases, such as that of Saint
, physical artifacts accompany the revelation. The
includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.
, the term is used to refer to the process by which
reveals knowledge of himself, his
, and his
, to the world of human beings. Revelation from a supernatural source is of lesser importance in some other religious traditions, such as
. In secondary usage, it refers to the resulting human knowledge about God,
, and other
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Book of Revelation
Progressive revelation (Christian)
Revelation (The Urantia Book)
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