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Encounter.

Term used for contact or meeting bet. man and God or man and man. In M. Buber* it describes the relation of subject to subject (“I-Thou”). Hans Urs von Balthasar (b. 1905; Swiss RC theol.) finds the norm of all knowledge in the meeting of persons. The importance of encounter with God has been stressed by such men as J. Baillie,* D. M. Baillie,* Herbert Henry Farmer (b. 1892; Eng. theol.), Reinhold Niebuhr,* K. Barth,* and H. E. Brunner.*


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