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Fides implicita
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[German Version]

The expression “implicit faith” is used in a twofold fashion. (a) That which is implicit can be capable of explication. Theology, for example, is the scholarly explication of what are largely the implicit presuppositions of the worldview of the Christian understanding of reality as embedded in differing life contexts. The early Protestant distinction between, on the one hand, the articuli fidei fundamentales that are directly necessary for salvation and, on the other, articuli fidei non fundamentales can be explicated by means of the schema explicit-impl…

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Mühling, Markus, “Fides implicita”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07605>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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