Sources of Human Understanding: Christian Revelation Learning Intentions By the end of the lesson you will be able to … 1. Give a brief definition of revelation 2. Give at least four examples of Christian revelations. Revelation What you think the word revelation means? Revelation • Revelation comes from the Latin word ‘revelare’ which means ‘to remove the veil’ • In Christianity it means the realisation of something which was previously unknown, God. • Revelation is communication from God to humans; it is how humans understand God. Individuals learn certain ‘truths’ about God: – his nature – his will for humanity – his rules Revelation In groups of 2: Brainstorm what forms you think revelation can take. Forms revelation can take: • Religious experiences e.g. a dream, vision or near death experience • Scriptures: the Bible • Faith in Action: Following peoples examples • Nature: the world around us and use of reason.