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Man (Anthropology) - Theological
(4,140 words)

Part of Man (Anthropology):

1. Philosophical

2. Biblical

3. Theological

Among the things directly spoken of by the word of God is man’s knowledge (e.g., Rom 1:19ff.; D 1806); it follows that methodological reflection by theology on its own activity is itself theology. What is intended here is, therefore, a theological reflection on theological anthropology, not on the secular sciences which in their various ways deal with man a posteriori and not on the basis of the revealed word of God. How a theological anthr…

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Karl Rahner, “Man (Anthropology) - Theological”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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