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1. Nature of the question. There are two theological reasons why it is important to understand what is meant by power.

a) Power is one of the primary religious ideas; mankind’s awareness of God is an awareness of him as powerful. Power is one of the first of God’s attributes. That is also the case in ОТ and NT revelation. The possibility and existence of the creation rest on God’s omnipotence; the election and guidance of Israel are viewed as its manifestation in history; Jesus’ good news concerns the reign and king…

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Klaus Hemmerle, “Power”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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