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Indifference is an aspect of the Christian’s attitude to the world.

1. There is no single word in Scripture to designate indifference. But the attitude grows from Christ’s liberation of man from the powers of this world, so that he lives in expectation of the Day of the Lord (cf. Rom 8:18–39; 14:8–12; 1 Cor 4:9–13; 7:27–39; 2 Cor 4: 16–5: 10; Tit 2: 12f.; Heb 10: 32–39). Expectation of the eschatological event implies a freedom which enables the Christian to keep his correct distance from inner-worldly thi…

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Ernst Niermann, “Indifference”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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