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Protology, as a part of Christian theology, deals with the question of the conditions of a valid life before God. It focuses on the “first things,” but not solely on account of their historical role as the starting point of time (“primordial time”), the process to which all creaturely reality is subject. It is also concerned in a comprehensive sense with God as Creator (Creation), his activity that sets opportunities and limits to the self-development of the created world. The bib…

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Schüle, Andreas, “Protology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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