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Creation - Beginning and End
(2,787 words)

Part of Creation:

1. Theology

2. Genesis

3. Protology

4. Beginning and End

1. Beginning and end — in the concrete form of birth and death — are basic elements in human and hence religious experience. As a being with a history, man seeking to master consciously his destiny inevitably asks after his beginning and his end, since he recognizes that the action now possible to him and demanded of him is limited by previously existing conditions and is orientated to a supreme end — the goal of human existence. But …

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Adolf Darlap, “Creation - Beginning and End”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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