Revelation through sacred writings

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Revelation through sacred writings
Discussing revelation
Communication of knowledge to man by a divine or
supernatural agency
In monotheistic religions, revelation is the process in
which God makes himself, his will, and/ or other
information known to humankind
General and special revelation
General: available to all people at all times and in all
Special: defined as God's revelation of himself to
particular persons at definite times and places
Propositional revelation
The idea that the process of revelation involves God
revealing facts/information
Aquinas: faith can be described as a `belief that'
Non- propositional revelation
The idea that God doesn't reveal facts or information
during the process of revelation
God makes himself known during the experience
Schleirermacher: believed that biblical texts came about
as writers reflected on their religious experiences


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