the Schwarzschild Ulna (aeolian_harp) wrote in linguaphiles,
the Schwarzschild Ulna
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____ conception

Since "immaculate conception" is such a widespread misnomer for the way Jesus was conceived*, is there a term that refers to Jesus' conception besides "virgin pregnancy"? It seems like that puts the focus more on Mary rather than on Jesus, whereas you can say that Mary was immaculately conceived, but it sounds strange to say that Jesus was virginally conceived. Or is that the best one can do to realistically describe it?

What about in languages other than English?

*canonically speaking
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