Etymology: Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for "wonder" (thauma) and "work" (ergon).
The performance of miracles or magic.
"There was ever a cautious hesitancy on the part of the clergy to recognize evidence of thaumaturgy, and the superstitious use of relics."
— John Mcgurk, "Devoted People: Belief and Religion in Early Modern Ireland", Contemporary Review, September 1998
Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry
Wednesday, August 27, 2008