Meaning of enflesh in English:



[with object] literary
  • Give bodily form to; make real or concrete.

    ‘The story of God's love in Christ becomes the good news only as it is enfleshed in a particular culture; yet this gospel can never be identified with any one of its particular expressions, for it transcends them all.’
    • ‘That language is enfleshed in different ways in different contexts: in gospel music and chant, in oil for anointing and in silence, in chorales and hymns and dance.’
    • ‘Preaching grace is enfleshed by words and pictures as diverse as the images of scripture.’
    • ‘They then enflesh those insights by using three specific theologians as examples.’
    • ‘This represents the Ancestors, and when we activate the altar, part of it is to ‘breathe life’ into the ancestors, that we may enflesh their legacy.’



/ɪnˈflɛʃ/ /ɛnˈflɛʃ/