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Creatureliness
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[German Version]

Insight into the createdness of the world and human beings is rooted in the Christian belief in the triune God as Creator of the world (Creation). The confession of God as Creator must thus be formulated as a statement about one's own creatureliness: “I would believe that God has created me together with all creatures” (Luther, Short Catechism, art. 1, BSLK 510). Human experience of oneself and of the world is interpreted entirely in the horizon of one's relationship to God. Thus the structures of the experience of life are understood through faith in the Creator in thei…

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Schwöbel, Christoph, “Creatureliness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08540>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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