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Order - Supernatural Order
(2,505 words)

Part of Order:

1. Concept of Order

2. Order of Creation

3. Supernatural Order

4. End of Man

1. “Order” may be understood to denote an interrelated system of distinct realities differing from one another in various ways, in which interrelation the individuals achieve the fulfilment proper to them (to their “essence”), mutually contribute through their interdependence to this fulfilment of their nature, and so form a meaningful whole. The problem of order is therefore ultimately that of unity in multiplicity and mu…

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Karl Rahner, “Order - Supernatural Order”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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