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father

History a senator or patrician in ancient Rome

Father

1. God, esp when considered as the first person of the Christian Trinity
2. any of the writers on Christian doctrine of the pre-Scholastic period
3. a title used for Christian priests

What does it mean when you dream about your father?

Next to mothers, fathers usually exert the most powerful influence over our psychological makeup. The appearance of the father or a father symbol in a dream is thus extraordinarily difficult to interpret, because the meaning depends so heavily on each individual’s experience with his or her own father. At a general level we can say that fathers represent power, authority, caring, the law, responsibility, and tradition. A father, as one of the co-producers of a new life, is also a creator.

Father

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Dreams with fathers in them can be looked at on several different levels. You may be dreaming about your father and expressing your feelings about him in a safe way. Traditionally, a father dream can be seen as symbolizing authority and power. In the dream you may be expressing your attitude about strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your position in life and your general attitude toward society. The image of the father could also represent the “collective consciousness, ” the traditional spirit, and the yang.
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Irenaeus, a renowned father of the church, spoke of God "empowering" the earth he created ("Let the earth bring forth all manner of living things," Genesis 1) to be partners in his never-ending creative action, just as he partners in populating the earth with the man and woman he sculptured.
The priest who raped, corrupted and destroyed the lives of more than 80 innocent children in his 36-year reign of terror was laid to rest a father of the Church.
SAINT ATHANASIUS, A FOURTH-CENTURY FATHER OF THE church and bishop of Alexandria, noted centuries ago the psalms' impressive power to become "a mirror to the person singing them.