Sacramentum Mundi Online

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Edited by: Karl Rahner with Cornelius Ernst and Kevin Smyth.
Advisor for the online edition: Karen Kilby, Durham University

Sacramentum Mundi Online is the online edition of the famous six volume English reference work in Catholic Theology, edited (in 1968-1970) by Karl Rahner, one of the main Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Sacramentum Mundi: An Encyclopedia of Theology was originally published by Herder Verlag, and is now available online at Brill.

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Author(s): Paul Poupard
As A. Lalande notes in his Vocabulaire technique et critique de la philosophie (1962), pp. 348ff., Fideism is a theological expression, which applies to a trend of thought found in a number of writers who are inclined to restrict the power of reason with regard to knowledge of truths of the moral and religious order, in particular in establishing the credibility of faith. Fideism characterizes the kind of mind which spontaneously reacts against anything that appears to diminish the supernatural and gratuito…