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Revelation - Primitive Revelation
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Part of Revelation:

1. Concept of Revelation

2. God’s Self-Communication

3. Primitive Revelation

4. Private Revelation

1. The history of the notion. It is hard to tell when the term first came into theology. All that can be said is that it was in the modern era and that the theme was mainly expounded in the theological movements of the first half of the 19th century. But the notion itself may be said to have been “always there” in theology, when man was considered in his original state in the setting of paradise, an…

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Heinrich Fries, “Revelation - Primitive Revelation”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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