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Mysterium/Mystery
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I. Catholic Theology – II. Orthodox Theology – III. Protestant Theology

I. Catholic Theology

The semantic field of mysterium in Catholic theology exhibits two characteristic poles; though they cannot be separated, there is some tension in their relationship. One pole is the dialectic of God's revelation and hiddenness in his action of revelation and salvation. This semantic pole has its roots in the biblical use of …

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Brüske, Martin, Felmy, Karl Christian and Birmelé, André, “Mysterium/Mystery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_14659>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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