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Angel - Problem and History of Angelology
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Part of Angel:

1. Problem and History of Angelology

2. Doctrine of Angels

A. Problem of Angelology

The doctrine of the angels, even where it inalienably belongs (when placed in its correct context) to the content of the Christian message, meets with special difficulties at the present time. People nowadays in fact, though without justification, do not like to be told to look beyond the range of elementary immediate experience. Furthermore, even in their kn…

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Karl Rahner, “Angel - Problem and History of Angelology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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