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Bible Encyclopedias

The Catholic Encyclopedia

Beatific Vision

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The immediate knowledge of God which the angelic spirits and the souls of the just enjoy in Heaven. It is called "vision" to distinguish it from the mediate knowledge of God which the human mind may attain in the present life. And since in beholding God face to face the created intelligence finds perfect happiness, the vision is termed "beatific". For further explanation of the subject, see HEAVEN.

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Beatific Vision'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/b/beatific-vision.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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