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Existence - “The Existential”
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Part of Existence:

1. Concept of Existence

2. Philosophy of Existence and Existential Philosophy

3. “The Existential”

A. Philosophical

The term “existential” or “existentials” was introduced by M. Heidegger in his Sein und Zeit (1927; E. T.: Being and Time [1962]). Since then, it has been used in many different senses, in Protestant theology, for instance, by Bultmann, Fuchs and Ebeling, in their existential interpretation of the NT, in Catholic theology by K. Rahner, with his concept of the…

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Karl Rahner, “Existence - “The Existential””, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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