exaltation


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ex·al·ta·tion

(eks'awl-tā'-shŭn),
An utterance, discourse, or address conveying a marked level of joy, glee, and happiness.

exaltation

(ĕks-ăl-tā′shŭn) [L. exaltare, to lift up]
A mental state characterized by feelings of grandeur, excessive joy, elation, and optimism; an abnormal feeling of personal well-being or self-importance.
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By its biblical and pastoral orientation, its invitation to deeper spiritual and ecclesiological reflection, its call for liturgical and catechetical renewal, and its summons to dialogue, the Exhortation points out a path for rediscovering what is essential: being a follower of Christ even in difficult and sometimes painful situations which may lead to the temptation to ignore or to forget the exaltation of the cross.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 9, 1432, Nov 5, 2011, SPA -- As is the Royal custom, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince to communicate with their brothers the leaders of Islamic states, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, sent cables of congratulation on the advent of Eid Al-Adha of this year to the Kings, Presidents and Emirs of Islamic countries, praying to Allah the Almighty that He may return this magnanimous occasion to the Islamic Ummah with more glory and exaltation.
He continued: "In other words, the sort of exaltation of first meeting and falling in love is, I think everybody would admit, is different than the feelings that you might have after 25 years," he said, laughing as he added, "When my wife is watching this, she may say, 'What are you talking about?' But it is.
The restored footage reveals space walks, moonwalks, exaltation and despair through the eyes and ears of a special band of brothers.
Among his topics are spiritual exaltation, power and magic, divination and curing, transformation and shape shifting, sacrifice, and transcendental shamanism.
Both words throw light on the Psalmist's experience of toleration and exaltation. People of faith are not immune to trouble, despair and sorrow, but their faith and experience prove that, even in the very depths of their difficulties, God will lift them up again.
"Men, women, a cat, a bird, and a hand are transformed into stoic and regal structures" As a way of explaining his work, the artist once proclaimed, "Form is the exaltation of nature.
What Thobani calls the "exaltation process" (the process delineating the specific human characteristics said to distinguish the nation and its national subjects from others), stands out as an innovative theoretical contribution to the fields of critical nationalism, race, and postcolonial studies more broadly.
She describes growing up in a household where the human body, in various disguises of dejection and exaltation, was a primary theme in devotional and medical imagery.
The resulting books have been dismissed as morbid, an unnecessary and rather sick exaltation of the victim, self-promotion or, mostly, very bad writing.
The only way to the fullness of exaltation for Jesus was through the rock bottom of humiliation, as he gave up all divine prerogative through human birth and (what's worse) became a slave and (what's worst) died on a cross.
Falling back on his beloved notion of memes, he runs down some of these cultural genes (belief in immortality, hatred of heretics, exaltation of blind faith, etc.) making up the "memeplex" of religion.