beatific vision

beatific vision
   This theological expression (from the Latin beatificus, meaning "happy" or "blessed," and visio, meaning "actof seeing" or "sight") refers to the contemplation of God in the glory of heaven. The beatific vision implies that those in heavensee God in a direct encounter, in contrast to the human experience of God on earth that is always mediated; however, even in the beatific vision, God will always remain an incomprehensible mystery. (See CCC 1028)

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  • Beatific Vision — • The immediate knowledge of God which the angelic spirits and the souls of the just enjoy in Heaven Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Beatific Vision     Beatific Vision   …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Beatific vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beatific vision — In Roman Catholic theology, the beatific vision is the eternal and direct perception of God enjoyed by those who are in Heaven, imparting supreme happiness or blessedness.While humans understanding of God while alive is indirect (mediated), the… …   Wikipedia

  • beatific vision — noun : the immediate sight of God in the glory of heaven : the direct intuition of God * * * beatific vision A glimpse of the glory of heaven • • • Main Entry: ↑beatify beatific vision see under ↑beatify • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • BEATIFIC VISION —    a vision of GOD …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Beatific Vision —    The final vision of God, which is the goal of the Christian life …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Beatific Vision — the vision of God in heaven which is the final destiny of redeemed souls …   Medieval glossary

  • beatific vision — noun Date: 1639 the direct knowledge of God enjoyed by the blessed in heaven …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beatific vision — noun The eternal and direct visual perception of God …   Wiktionary

  • beatific vision —  Блаженное видение …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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