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History - History and Historicity
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Part of History:

1. History and Historicity

2. Philosophy of History

3. Theology of History

A. Terms and Concept

The words used throughout Europe for history come through the Latin historia from the Greek ίστορεΐν, to know, investigate, except the German Geschichte. The former group indicates rather the study or science of history, while the German envisages rather the event itself, first the individual occurrence an…

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Adolf Darlap and Jörg Splett, “History - History and Historicity”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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