manuduction


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manuduction

An older term for the use of unaided hands to pull or retract during a surgical or obstetric procedure. It is not used in the working medical parlance.
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By drawing attention to these instances of physical and spiritual manuduction, Bede is clearly acknowledging Peter as a teacher in the line of Christ who "first did and then taught.
In an instance of spiritual manuduction, then, Philip (who was himself led by the Spirit [8:29]) leads the Eunuch into and through the spiritual Temple gates by bringing "the obscurities of prophecy into the light" (84) and by baptizing him.
48)Thomas James, A Manuduction, or Introduction unto Divinitie: Containing a Confutation of Papists by Papists ([London], 1625, S.
r, Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or, Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God.