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rap·ture / ˈrapchər/ • n. 1. a feeling of intense pleasure or joy: Leonora listened with rapture. ∎  (raptures) expressions of intense pleasure or enthusiasm about something: the tabloids went into raptures about her. 2. (the Rapture) (according to some millenarian teaching) the transporting of believers to heaven at the second coming of Christ. • v. [tr.] (usu. be raptured) (according to some millenarian teaching) transport (a believer) from earth to heaven at the second coming of Christ.

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Rapture

Rapture (Lat., raptus, ‘seized’). The action in which believers will be ‘caught up’ (1 Thessalonians 4. 17; Vulgate, rapiemur) to meet Christ in the air at his second coming (parousia). In mystical Christianity, rapture is the carrying away of the believer by the overwhelming power of God, a ‘flight of the spirit’.

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rapture

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