Thaumaturgy (Gk., ‘wonder-working’). The power to work miracles, hence ‘thaumaturgical’, religions endorsing the working of miracles, especially healing. The term ‘thaumaturgus’ is applied in Christianity to saints who have worked many miracles, e.g. St Gregory Thaumaturgus (213–68), who was made bishop of Neocaesarea and converted virtually the whole city—the first of many miracles.
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