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A. History of the Problem

Like such terms as being, unity and analogy, participation has had a major role in the metaphysical and theological thinking of the West, where it has been used to reflect on the Greek and biblico-Christian experience of reality. Hence the understanding and critical assessment of the notion of participation, with the possibility of re-thinking it on one’s own behalf, involves an interpretation of Western metaphysics wh…

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Lourencino Bruno Puntel, “Participation”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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