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Society - Fellowship
(1,141 words)

Part of Society:

1. The Social Group

2. Fellowship

3. Common Good

4. Public Opinion

1. Notion. It is part of the primary experience of man to know himself comprised within a fellowship, by virtue of which and in view of which he exists (even if only by denying it). The essence of his finite “nature” is not only to be with and for himself (at least in self-consciousness) but also to be with others. Since therefore he is not capable of self-realization except in fellowship, fellowship is a basic concept in theolo…

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Adolf Darlap, “Society - Fellowship”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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