Sacramentum Mundi Online

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Edited by: Karl Rahner with Cornelius Ernst and Kevin Smyth.
Advisor for the online edition: Karen Kilby, Durham University

Sacramentum Mundi Online is the online edition of the famous six volume English reference work in Catholic Theology, edited (in 1968-1970) by Karl Rahner, one of the main Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Sacramentum Mundi: An Encyclopedia of Theology was originally published by Herder Verlag, and is now available online at Brill.

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New Testament Ethics

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Author(s): Rudolf Schnackenburg
1. Jesus. The new religious message of Jesus is closely linked to a new ethics, which is fully understandable, however, only against the background of the ОТ and the eschatological mission of the Messiah. a) Relationship to Old Testament and Jewish ethics. All Jesus’ ethical thinking takes the ОТ as its base. The will of God remains for Jesus the supreme norm of moral action (Mt 6:10; 7:21; Mk 3:35 par.; Lk 12:47; Jn7:17), and hence obedience to God, service of God with undivided heart, is the decisive attitude called for from man (Mt …

New Testament Theology - Data and Methods

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Author(s): Anton Vögtle
Part of New Testament Theology: 1. Data and Methods 2. Pauline Theology 3. Johannine Theology Theories as to how a NT theology should be constructed in the concrete continue to this day to differ widely. Nevertheless the programme outlined by H. Schlier would meet with a wide measure of agreement: NT theology has “the task of bringing out the theological ideas which have been expressed either explicitly or implicitly in the NT, to set these in order, and to present them in their intrinsic connection with each other” (H. Schlier in LTK, II, col. 448). 1. The history of New Testament theology. Th…

New Testament Theology - Johannine Theology

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Author(s): Franz Mussner
Part of New Testament Theology: 1. Data and Methods 2. Pauline Theology 3. Johannine Theology A. General There is a “Christological concentration” in Johannine theology which is unparalleled in this form elsewhere in the NT. From the point of view of Church history and theological development, this is due to the fact that the problems at the time of the composition of the fourth gospel were chiefly Christological. The chief question, as may also be seen from 1 Jn, was one which is again highly relevant today: Is…

New Testament Theology - Pauline Theology

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Author(s): Karl Hermann Schelkle
Part of New Testament Theology: 1. Data and Methods 2. Pauline Theology 3. Johannine Theology The faith of Paul, and his theology as his reflection on his faith, are founded and centred on the vision of Christ before Damascus, in which Paul recognized the Messiah, now exalted as Lord (1 Cor 9:1; 2:2; Gal 1:16), the crucified Jesus whom he was persecuting. This revelation illuminated history and present reality for Paul. A presentation of his theology must therefore be founded and centred on Christology (cf. 1 …
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