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Fundamental Theology
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I. History – II. System

I. History

1. Catholic Tradition

In the Catholic tradition today fundamental theology is regarded as an independent theological discipline (Theology: IV) which is concerned with the fundamental discussion of God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ and its credibility within Christian practice and in the context of modern thought, and the provision of a corresponding methodological self-reflection on the discourse about God. Fundamental theology is rooted in Christian apologetics and in theological endea…

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Jeanrond, Werner G. and Petzoldt, Matthias, “Fundamental Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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