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Salvation - Theology
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Part of Salvation:

1. Universal Salvific Will

2. Biblical Concept

3. History of Salvation (“Salvation History”)

4. Theology

A. Redemption

1. The fundamental problem, a) Redemption objectively presupposes a need of redemption and subjectively the admission (the acceptance) by man of his need. The startingpoint must therefore always be the question whether there is such a need of salvation, what constitutes it and how man can be brought to take an honest attitude to this fundamental fact of existence.

(i) In the first pla…

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Karl Rahner and Franz Lakner, “Salvation - Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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