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I. 1. Appropriation, the acquisition of a certain characteristic or capacity (Lat.: appropriatio), is a concept from the scholastic doctrine of the Trinity (cf. Thomas Aquinas, De veritate 7.3; Summa Theologiae I, 30,45.6f.); early Protestant Orthodoxy (cf. J. Gerhard, Loci theologici I, 203f.) and Catholic neoscholasticism (cf. B. Bartmanni, Dogmatik I, 57) also treated appropriation under the concept of, or distinguished from, the proprietates personales or the opera dei ad extra/ad intra. 2. The tradition distinguished between: (a) an appropriation…

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Brändle, Werner, “Appropriation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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