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  • The act or process of rising from the earthly to the heavenly sphere. It often specifically refers to Christ's ascension witnessed by the apostles forty days after his resurrection. Belief in Christ's ascension became an important part of Christianity, representing his oneness with God the Father, his transcendence over the limitations of time and space, and his universal availability. It can also refer to the ascent of the Prophet Muhammad to heaven.

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