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Faith - Preambles of Faith
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Part of Faith:

1. Way to Faith

2. Faith

3. Motive of Faith

4. Preambles of Faith

1. This expression refers to an aspect of the theological problem of “reason and faith”, which is ultimately the problem of “nature and grace”. It is God who of his good pleasure reveals himself and creates in man an ability to receive the divine word; but it is man who freely believes and enters into vital contact with the God of revelation. What is necessary for man to satisfy himself that his free decision to believe God is not a…

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Juan Alfaro, “Faith - Preambles of Faith”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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