Saturday, April 26, 2008
Definitions for confluence
- A flowing or coming together; junction.
- The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
- A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.
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Citations for confluence
At the confluence of continents, at the narrow neck of the Nile Valley just before it spreads into the flat water-maze of the Delta, this has always been a place where elements mingle and cultures collide.
It's the combination of these various factors, then -- their historical confluence, if you will -- that must be held responsible for the rapid erosion of the church's authority over sexual matters since the Second Vatican Council.