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Contingency
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I. Chance vs. Contingency – II. Accident vs. Essence – III. Chance vs. Order – IV. Paradigms of Chance

I. Chance vs. Contingency

Chance (Contingency/Chance) and contingency are among the theologically significant constructs of conceptual history. The word contingency derives from Lat. contingere (translating συμβαίνειν/symbainein or ένδέχεσϑαι/endechesthai, first used by Marius Victorinus); chance derives through Old Fre…

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Stoellger, Philipp, “Contingency”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08765>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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