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God, Attributes of
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1. The problem of treatment. If revelation in sacred history is God’s self-communication in word and deed, it is also the self-revelation of his living and giving, his “truth” (in contrast to any creaturely mediation and the knowledge which is thereby given), which are traditionally designated as the nature and the attributes of God. These topics are dealt with in the tractate De Deo uno (separately from the theology of the Trinity), though they are also treated under the headings of creation and grace. Insofar as revelation is not concerned with the imparti…

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Edward Sillem, “God, Attributes of”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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