private revelation


The Christian religion is described as a revelation, on the ground that God through Christ has revealed truths to which the unaided reason could not have attained, or attained with the same certainty. This revelation was made to the whole world, just as the Mosaic religion, also a revelation, communicated God’s will to a single people. But after the full revelation made to the whole human race through Christ, the New Testament speaks repeatedly of private revelations made to individuals for a particular end.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “private revelation”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>