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Religious Feeling
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Feeling can be interpreted as the experience of one’s condition in knowing and willing, or as a fundamentally unified act of the person (in the religious act). But since Tetens and Kant, it has also been interpreted as a third, function, not reducible to cognition and striving. This last view has had supporters in neo-scholasticism (e.g., J. Fröbes, T. Haecker, A. Roldán). Using the criterions of “intentional relation” and “formal object” (Thomas Aquinas, De Veritate, q. 22, a. 1O, c), Some authors add to truth and goodness, as objects of intellect and freedom, a thir…

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Alejandro Roldán, “Religious Feeling”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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