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God - The Divine
(7,211 words)

Part of God:

1. The Divine

2. Knowability of God

3. Proofs of the Existence of God

1. Revelation and the question of God. Man as he finds himself includes a dynamism towards an absolute in being, meaning, truth and life. Christian belief in revelation has always designated this absolute by the term “God”. The reality which it denotes is in the Christian view a primary transcendental datum of the human spirit which must be firmly maintained, even though in the history of religion the empirical derivation of the idea of…

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Leo Scheffczyk, “God - The Divine”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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