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Revelation - God’s Self-Communication
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Part of Revelation:

1. Concept of Revelation

2. God’s Self-Communication

3. Primitive Revelation

4. Private Revelation

1. In order to explain what is meant by this expression in terms of traditional scholastic theology, we shall start with the theological doctrine (though not defined in all its consequences) of the immediate vision of God as constituting the content of eternal life. According to Benedict XII, God in glory is seen directly, and no created reality serves as “object” “mediating” this knowledge. Th…

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Karl Rahner, “Revelation - God’s Self-Communication”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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