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God - Knowability of God
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Part of God:

1. The Divine

2. Knowability of God

3. Proofs of the Existence of God

When the question of the knowability of God is consciously posed, it is seen to be inseparable from that of the proof of the existence of God, but not identical with it. It has the prior task of defining the framework within which alone a rational proof of the existence of God can be possible.

1. In the Bible. The texts which speak of a universal possibility of knowing God, even in non-Christians and pagans, are Wis 13:1-9 and Rom 1:18 — 21. Wis 13:I ff. affirms that God may be known fro…

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Eberhard Simons, “God - Knowability of God”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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