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I. Systematic Theology – II. Ethics – III. Practical Theology

I. Systematic Theology

The term “indifference” is used particularly in classical Catholic theology, where it has a positive meaning, applied to a distancing from the world motivated by the coming of the kingdom of God (see also II). This indifference is sharply distinguished from the negative concept of “indifferentism,” denoting indifference regarding claims to tra…

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Grube, Dirk-Martin and Ebertz, Michael N., “Indifference”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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