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1. The future is the time that is not yet. Increasingly, however, it is viewed as a dimension of human beings and of the world. The Latin terms futurum and adventus express both the connection and the distinction. Scholars have come to speak of an “ontology of not-yet-being” (E. Bloch), addressing both the identity and the distinctions attaching to the notions of “being and time” (M. Heidegger). Insight into “that which is” then leads less into a time of human beings and of the world that must be energetically produced than it does to the …

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Baruzzi, Arno, “Future”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F259>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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