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Theology of History
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1. Definition

In general, the term “theology of history” denotes an express theory of history (beginning, end, course, unity, subject) in relation to God’s activity, or the theological interpretation of history (its totality, meaning, epochs, and present state). More broadly, it denotes the various efforts to relate history to religious themes. Specifically, it involves relating history to God’s own being and history (Trinity). Since concepts of its nature and validity are themselves histor…

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Ringleben, Joachim, “Theology of History”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.37>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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