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Title: Theology and mysticism : two fundamental functions of religion
Authors: Mondin, Battista
Keywords: Theology, Doctrinal
Theology -- History
Experience (Religion)
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Theology
Citation: Mondin, B. (1984). Theology and mysticism : two fundamental functions of religion. Melita Theologica, 35(1-2), 46-54.
Abstract: In the Introduction to his famous Systematic Theology, Paul Tillich, states that two are the main functions of theology: the function of proclaiming the Word of God and the function of defending it by answering to the needs of a particular culture. He calls the first "kerygmatic function" and the second "apologetic function". Tillich then proves that between these two functions there cannot be any incompatibility or conflict, since they are both necessary to the work of the Church. The two functions are strictly correlated: the proclamation of the Word of God should answer to the needs of a cultural situation, whereas the cultural situation needs to be open to the truths of the Word of God.
Description: A paper read at the World Conference on Religion, held at Miami at the beginning of 1983.
Appears in Collections:MT - Volume 35, Issue 1-2 - 1984
MT - Volume 35, Issue 1-2 - 1984

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