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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • You’re saying Jesus’ divinity was the result of a vote?
  • Nonetheless, establishing Christ’s divinity was critical to the further unification of the Roman empire and to the new Vatican power base.

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  • His divinity?
  • "At this gathering," Teabing said, "many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon—the date of Easter, the role of the bishops, the administration of sacraments, and, of course, the divinity of Jesus."
  • Many scholars claim that the early Church literally stole Jesus from His original followers, hijacking His human message, shrouding it in an impenetrable cloak of divinity, and using it to expand their own power.
  • A child of Jesus would undermine the critical notion of Christ’s divinity and therefore the Christian Church, which declared itself the sole vessel through which humanity could access the divine and gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven.
  • Challenge yourself to find that spark of divinity that man can only achieve through union with the sacred feminine.
  • "Divinity," Sophie said, tilting her head and reading the titles of the books on which Newton was leaning.
  • The scrolls highlight glaring historical discrepancies and fabrications, clearly confirming that the modern Bible was compiled and edited by men who possessed a political agenda—to promote the divinity of the man Jesus Christ and use His influence to solidify their own power base.
  • Newton’s tomb consisted of a massive black-marble sarcophagus on which reclined the sculpted form of Sir Isaac Newton, wearing classical costume, and leaning proudly against a stack of his own books—Divinity, Chronology, Opticks, and Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

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  • The Tarot indicator suit for feminine divinity is pentacles, Langdon thought, realizing that if Saunière had been stacking his granddaughter’s deck for fun, pentacles was an apropos inside joke.

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  • Her pies are divine.
  • The King claimed a divine right.

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  • This pentacle is representative of the female half of all things—a concept religious historians call the ’sacred feminine’ or the ’divine goddess.’
  • Early religion was based on the divine order of Nature.

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  • I was more interested in the mathematics of it—the Divine Proportion, PHI, Fibonacci sequences, that sort of thing.
  • In fact, he used to joke that I was half divine… you know, because of the letters in my name.
  • Early scientists heralded one-point-six-one-eight as the Divine Proportion.
  • I’m a bio major and I’ve never seen this Divine Proportion in nature.
  • Nobody understood better than Da Vinci the divine structure of the human body.
  • My friends, each of you is a walking tribute to the Divine Proportion.
  • The mysterious magic inherent in the Divine Proportion was written at the beginning of time.
  • Formally known as a pentagram—or pentacle, as the ancients called it—this symbol is considered both divine and magical by many cultures.

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  • Because if you draw a pentagram, the lines automatically divide themselves into segments according to the Divine Proportion.
  • Yes, the ratios of line segments in a pentacle all equal PHI, making this symbol the ultimate expression of the Divine Proportion.
  • Gentlemen, not only does the face of Mona Lisa look androgynous, but her name is an anagram of the divine union of male and female.
  • Despite the visionary’s genius, he was a flamboyant homosexual and worshipper of Nature’s divine order, both of which placed him in a perpetual state of sin against God.
  • The Divine Proportion.
  • The Divine Proportion.
  • Divine intervention.
  • Langdon began racing through slides now—spiraled pinecone petals, leaf arrangement on plant stalks, insect segmentation—all displaying astonishing obedience to the Divine Proportion.
  • As part of the Vatican’s campaign to eradicate pagan religions and convert the masses to Christianity, the Church launched a smear campaign against the pagan gods and goddesses, recasting their divine symbols as evil.
  • Man is simply playing by Nature’s rules, and because art is man’s attempt to imitate the beauty of the Creator’s hand, you can imagine we might be seeing a lot of instances of the Divine Proportion in art this semester.
  • He pulled up another slide—a pale yellow parchment displaying Leonardo da Vinci’s famous male nude—The Vitruvian Man—named for Marcus Vitruvius, the brilliant Roman architect who praised the Divine Proportion in his text De Architectura.
  • Divine intervention, Aringarosa had called it.
  • The Priory of Sion, to this day, still worships Mary Magdalene as the Goddess, the Holy Grail, the Rose, and the Divine Mother.
  • A child of Jesus would undermine the critical notion of Christ’s divinity and therefore the Christian Church, which declared itself the sole vessel through which humanity could access the divine and gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven.
  • The early Church feared that if the lineage were permitted to grow, the secret of Jesus and Magdalene would eventually surface and challenge the fundamental Catholic doctrine—that of a divine Messiah who did not consort with women or engage in sexual union.
  • Physical union with the female remained the sole means through which man could become spiritually complete and ultimately achieve gnosis—knowledge of the divine.
  • Men seeking spiritual wholeness came to the Temple to visit priestesses—or hierodules—with whom they made love and experienced the divine through physical union.
  • Divine intervention.
  • "As I mentioned," Teabing clarified, "the early Church needed to convince the world that the mortal prophet Jesus was a divine being.
  • Over the next half hour, Langdon showed them slides of artwork by Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Da Vinci, and many others, demonstrating each artist’s intentional and rigorous adherence to the Divine Proportion in the layout of his compositions.
  • He touched the cryptex in his pocket as if he could somehow divine the answer from Saunière’s crafted marble.

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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
as in: divined from tea leaves Define
to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
as in: divined through intuition Define
to discover something -- usually through intuition or reflection
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