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Fundamental Theology
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1. Concept

“Fundamental theology” is a comprehensive term used to describe reflection that is basic to theology as a whole. The term has been used in a variety of ways, and the shape and scope of this theology often depend on the specific theological conception or issue under discussion at the time. Some theologians employ the term “foundational theology” and “philosophical theology” interchangeably with “f…

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Schäfer, Rolf and Phillips, Craig A., “Fundamental Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F237>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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