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Salvation - Universal Salvific Will
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Part of Salvation:

1. Universal Salvific Will

2. Biblical Concept

3. History of Salvation (“Salvation History”)

4. Theology

1, Introduction. The Christian doctrine of God, his infinite goodness and holiness (D 1782f.) and that of the total origin of all other reality from God by creation imply the fundamental Christian conviction that in itself the whole of reality is (objectively) “good”, i.e., that it must be positively accepted as meaningful and worthy of love, in that fundamental act of our existence (in knowledge and lo…

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Karl Rahner, “Salvation - Universal Salvific Will”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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