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.
r, Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or, Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God.