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Holy - The Holy in Revelation
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Part of Holy:

1. History of Problems

2. Phenomenology and Philosophy

3. The Holy in Revelation

Attestation of revelation is in essentials, if not in words, attestation of the holy.

a) Gen 28 and 32, Exod 3 and 19, and Is 6, for example, display the typical combination of remoteness and proximity, fear and joy in the holy. Peter’s cry: “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, О Lord” (Lk 5:8), and the other, “It is well that we are here; let us make three booths” (Mk 9: 5), indicate the tensions within which the domain of the …

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Klaus Hemmerle, “Holy - The Holy in Revelation”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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