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Existential Theology
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Existential theology is the name of a 20th-century theological movement that is informed by certain commitments within philosophical existentialism. As such, existential theology is theological reflection on human existence and its struggle with radical freedom, alienation, anxiety, choice, and responsibility. This struggle is most evident in the human wrestling with the proclamation of Jesus as the …

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Nethöfel, Wolfgang and Moore, Scott H., “Existential Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E667>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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