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Revelation: Toward a Christian Theology of God's Self-Revelation

Gerald O'Collins, SJ


Since the late 1980s the theme of God’s self-revelation has been treated only briefly in Christian theology, sometimes simply ignored, sometimes confused with biblical inspiration. This book aims to lay out its basic characteristics, and begins by distinguishing between revelation in the primary sense (a living encounter with God’s self-disclosure) and in the secondary sense (statements of faith derived from that encounter, or ‘propositional’ revelation). There are chapters on revelation as transforming and informing, as being ‘sacramental’ or mediated through words and deeds, as communicated ... More

Keywords: biblical inspiration, faith, revelation, salvation, scripture, self-revelation, theology, tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, author
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne