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Genuineness/Authenticity/Truthfulness
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[German Version]

I. Fundamental Theology – II. Ethics

I. Fundamental Theology

1. Authenticity, or genuineness, or truthfulness (Ger. Wahrhaftigkeit), is regarded as being an existential attitude that a person has toward others, toward himself or herself and toward God. Essentially close to understanding truth as a consistency (of intellectus and res), authenticity is considered to be the consistency between a person's statements in life and that which is true, or which he regards as true – i…

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Jüngel, Eberhard and Schwöbel, Christoph, “Genuineness/Authenticity/Truthfulness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_224018>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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