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Protestantism - Theology
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Part of Protestantism:

1. Self-Understanding

2. Church Constitutions

3. Confessions of Faith

4. Theology

1. Historical survey. The function assigned to Protestant theology depends on the view taken of the nature of Protestantism and its ecclesial character. This is fully confirmed by the way the history of Protestant theology has been dealt with so far. In selection and characterization, it has always depended on such conceptions. Hence it is always an expression of the position adopted by the writer in regard …

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Peter Meinhold, “Protestantism - Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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