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Transcendental Theology
(843 words)

1. Origin

Transcendental theology originated when Roman Catholic Christians wrestled with the transcendental philosophy of I. Kant (1724–1804; Kantianism). Initiated by the Belgian Jesuit J. Maréchal (1878–1944), it used the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225–74; Thomism) in expansion of the transcendental method of Kant. In this way it hoped to justify the traditional doctrine of God philosophically. This transcendental Thomism established as a starting p…

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Hoye, William J., “Transcendental Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.73>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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