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Christianity - Absoluteness of Christianity
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Part of Christianity:

1. The Essence of Christianity

2. Absoluteness of Christianity

A. Notion and Problem

The notion of the absoluteness of Christianity derives from the philosophy of German Idealism, not from theology itself. From the outset, therefore, theology must beware lest an inappropriate attitude should be thrust upon it from without. Christianity is based on a historical revelation and therefore implies history and historicity…

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Walter Kasper, “Christianity - Absoluteness of Christianity”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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