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One of the most important aspects of the attempt to understand recent currents in theological anthropology in its dialogue with contemporary western cultures, concerns the doctrine of salvation.1 Gaudium et Spes provides a wonderful case study in this connection. In the context of its own time of social and intellectual upheaval, and in looking to address “the entire human family”, one of its most overarching themes concerns the salvation of the world at large. As such, it looks to relate the Christian doctrine of salvation to the widest human concerns.
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