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Missions - Salvation of the Non-Evangelized
(1,360 words)

Part of Missions:

1. Church and Mission

2. Salvation of the Non-Evangelized

3. Theological Problem of Adaptation

4. Non-Christian Missions

5. Missiology

There is an apparent contradiction between the “classical” motives of the mission and modern notions of an “implicit” Christianity and an “anonymous” grace. But in fact the real motivation of the mission has become still clearer. The Christian knows that man must believe in God in order to be saved, and not only in God, but in Christ. Faith is not merely a positive c…

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Karl Rahner, “Missions - Salvation of the Non-Evangelized”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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