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Creation - Protology
(925 words)

Part of Creation:

1. Theology

2. Genesis

3. Protology

4. Beginning and End

1. The Concept. Protology is a term formed on the analogy of eschatology to designate the dogmatic doctrine on the creation of the world and man, paradise and the fall, hence the doctrine of the origins. In the ordinary text-books of dogmatic theology the subject is generally treated under “De Deo Creante”, “De Deo Elevante”, “De Peccato Originali”. These seemingly disparate themes form a real unity. For protology describes in terms of …

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Adolf Darlap, “Creation - Protology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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