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Dogma - Theological Meaning of Dogma
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Part of Dogma:

1. Theological Meaning of Dogma

2. Development of Dogma

3. History of Dogma

4. Dogmatics

A. Dogma in Christianity

1. For an understanding of dogma and its necessity in terms of a philosophical anthropology, it is to be noted that there is a transcendental necessity for man as mind and spirit (and consequently for every human society) to affirm certain truths absolutely. And this in principle has to be done …

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Karl Rahner, “Dogma - Theological Meaning of Dogma”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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