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Man (Anthropology) - Philosophical
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Part of Man (Anthropology):

1. Philosophical

2. Biblical

3. Theological

Anthropology is man’s explanation of himself, the reflection of his own being, a being that is never simply at hand as a given datum, but has always presented itself as a question, and (whether this is explicitly realized or not) has always had its existence merely as its own answer at any given time to that question. Here is not a matter of the content of this answer, or of the “object” of question and answer; the point of concern is…

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Jörg Splett, “Man (Anthropology) - Philosophical”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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