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History - Theology of History
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Part of History:

1. History and Historicity

2. Philosophy of History

3. Theology of History

A. Problem

1. History. History is one of the basic categories of biblical revelation. Revelation does not merely throw light on history, it also gives rise to it. The absolute gratuity of revelation brings with it its character of historical contingency. As an event which can neither be foreseen nor influenced revela…

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Walter Kasper, “History - Theology of History”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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