Magisterium
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A. History of the Doctrine

The history of the doctrine concerning the magisterium is in the concrete almost identical with the history of the self-understanding of the Church itself, which cannot but understand itself essentially except as the bearer of the gospel message. To ask about the bearers of the message in the Church and t…

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Karl Rahner, “Magisterium”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_002430>
First published online: 2016



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