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A. The Horizon of the Classical Thinking on Transcendence

The notion of transcendence derives from experience. Beings present themselves in their distinction from one another and in their definite contrast with nothingness as “what” they are, but they are still — in themselves — incomprehensible, strange and obscure. The fluid multiplicity and the consta…

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Karl Lehmann, “Transcendence”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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