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1. The reality denoted by the term mediator is of central importance for the Christian faith. The ОТ people of God was aware that its relation to God passed through intermediaries. The form of mediation changed in the course of history, assuming different forms in the patriarchs, national leaders such as Moses, Joshua, judges and kings, prophets and levitical priesthood. Religious mediatorship received its, fullest expression in the incarnate Son of God; the faith of the NT people of God is therefore essentially a religion of the mediator.

Mediatorship denotes a position and the fu…

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Otto Semmelroth, “Mediatorship”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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