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Revelation - Concept of Revelation

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Author(s): Norbert Schiffers | Karl Rahner
Part of Revelation: 1. Concept of Revelation 2. God’s Self-Communication 3. Primitive Revelation 4. Private Revelation A. The Basic Notion 1. History of religion, a) Though the science of religion has not succeeded in proving the existence of a primitive revelation, it would be wrong to assume that all notions of revelation outside the Jewish and Christian religions are merely philosophy. Critique of religion may lead one to affirm that procedures aiming at self-deliverance, using either external or internal means, st…

Religion - Concept of Religion

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Author(s): Norbert Schiffers | Werner Post | Willi Oelmüller
Part of Religion: 1. Concept of Religion 2. Science of Religion 3. Theology of Religions A. Religion in General There can be no easy-going approach to the subject of religion today, above all if one considers it the quintessence of one’s relationship to God. The word religion seems to have fallen into discredit. But if one refuses to accept this devaluation, one must analyse the difficulties involved in the term and then offer philosophical and theological reasons for continuing to use it. 1 . The notion and its difficulties. The question of the theology of religion is now put expl…