Revelation It is a term that has its etymological origin in the Latin word revetĭo. This we can say that it is the result of the sum of three clearly defined Latin elements such as these:
-The prefix "re-", which can be translated as "backward".
-The noun “velum”, which is synonymous with “veil”.
-The suffix "-cion", which is used to indicate action and effect.
Its about act and the result of revealing (tell something that was secret , make the hidden visible, anticipate a future event).
For example: "The revelation of the singer surprised the journalist", "After the revelation of the secretary of the senator, there was a great scandal", “I had a revelation in a dream: Germany will win the next World Cup”.
Reveal can be associated with reveal or to report something that was not known . Suppose a marriage adopts a baby. Years go by and parents never tell the child that he was adopted: in this way, the boy grows up thinking that he is a biological son of his parents. However, when he turns 18, the parents decide to tell him the true . Thus, telling him his true origin is a revelation for him.
The idea of revelation is often used in the context of religion . In this case, it is described as revelation to what a divinity or a supernatural being informs the human being when he did not have such knowledge. In Catholicism, the Archangel Gabriel It is who is responsible for informing Mary who will be the mother of Jesus , the son of God . This revelation is also known as announcement.
Specifically, within the scope of religion there is talk of what is called divine revelation, which becomes the manifestation that God himself has made to men not only about their existence but also regarding another series of truths and circumstances that establish that they are really necessary for them to achieve eternal salvation.
Within the Catholic religion, that meaning of revelation is established and it is determined, in the same way, that said manifestation can be found in “The Bible” and also in religious tradition. Specifically, it is determined that these "Sacred Scriptures" determine aspects such as these:
-Jesus proceeded to entrust the revelation to the Catholic Church who is the one who can bet to guard it, teach it and also proceed to interpret it.
-In them it is determined that the revelations can be developed in the form of dreams, visits of angels and even visions. However, most of those who have had the key figures of the Church have presented themselves in whispers by the Holy Spirit.
-The revelations help strengthen the testimony, meet certain needs and even find answers to questions.
In the field of sport and the art On the other hand, it is described as revelation to something new that causes a great impact. That is why it is said that a player, an artist or an album, to name a few possibilities, are revelations: “The young Swiss striker was the revelation of the tournament”, "The Spanish was left with the best actress award".