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Historicality
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I. Fundamental Theology – II. Philosophy

I. Fundamental Theology

Historicality as a specific determinant of human existence in contrast to everything that is simply there (Existence) must be distinguished from the historicity of an event or situation in the sense of its having been authenticated as an assured historical fact (see also Historicism, History/Concepts of History, Historiography) – unlike, for example, the stories of sagas and legends or the poetry of myth – even tho…

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Rosenau, Hartmut and Gander, Hans-Helmuth, “Historicality”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08519>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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