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In the course of the restructuring of the epistemological problem in the High Scholasticism of the 13th century (Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus), the concept of revelation was given its permanent shape. According to this view, revelation (Latin revelatio) is God’s self-communication, which enables human beings to know God and share in salvation. It took place already in creation, but as a result of sin it lost its power…

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Ohst, Martin, “Revelation”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024934>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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