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Revelation - Private Revelation
(969 words)

Part of Revelation:

1. Concept of Revelation

2. God’s Self-Coxmmunication

3. Primitive Revelation

4. Private Revelation

1. The formal concept. A negative definition is possible. Private revelation is genuine revelation which is not addressed (directly) to the Church but to an individual. It imposes no obligation of belief on all. It is not given to the Church to be preserved and preached. Such private revelation is possible at all times. But it is usually only the object of theological reflection when it occurs wi…

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Karl Rahner, “Revelation - Private Revelation”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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