plerosis

plerosis

An obsolete term for regeneration of tissues following a period of atrophy.
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If Hegel begins with Paul's notion of kenosis (emptying), he subordinates it to and fits it inside a larger story of plerosis, of the "pleroma," the fullness and completion of time, filling what is lacking in the body of Christ.
Plerosis and kenosis; understanding poetic language and its energies.
Armand creates a large text that exists within an ancient dialectical tension: "The archaic pre-Christian antinomies of kenosis and plerosis, emptying and filling, characteristic of early Middle Eastern civilizations, served largely as a generalized and suggestive context" (138).
1 Andras Hamori, On the Art of Medieval Arabic Literature (Princeton, 1974), has drawn on Mauss's notions of ritual and on kenosis and plerosis.
Kenosis is epitomized by the rituals of: washing or cleansing, removal of impurity, confession and repentance, and Plerosis is characterized by rebirth and new life through rituals of, Merging from the water.