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Theurgy

Theurgy (Gk., ‘divine action’). The inducement of the direct action of God through a human agent. In contrast to black magic, which invokes power from forces opposed to God, theurgy utilizes help from angels or saints, as mediators of God's power.

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theurgy magic of the Egyptian Platonists XVI; divine agency in human affairs XIX. — late L. theūrgia — Gr. theourgíā, f. theós god + -ergos working; see -Y3.

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