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Holy - Phenomenology and Philosophy
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Part of Holy:

1. History of Problems

2. Phenomenology and Philosophy

3. The Holy in Revelation

1. The question of the holy. a) To reflect on the holy is not to think of holiness as an attribute of God or of holy beings, places, times or things; what is in question, therefore, is not the meaning of the adjective holy as a predicate that can be applied to someone or something. Nor is the holy a neutralizing collective name for the different forms whether personal or impersonal in which the highest principle is conceiv…

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Klaus Hemmerle, “Holy - Phenomenology and Philosophy”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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