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Also Ragnar Bring, Till frågan om den systematiska teologiens uppgift, särskild 30 hänsyn till inom svensk teologi föreliggande problemställningar med (Lund, these two dimensions of meaning which reality may have. The term "validity" suggests only the distinction between the valid and the invalid. It is a generic term and may be used to distinguish truth from falsity, but also right from wrong or good from evil. It may, furthermore, be used to refer to any other similar basic distinction in experience, which is capable of being justified, supported, or defended.
Lund, 1940), p. 6, and F M , p. 14. 11 "Den metafysiska filosofiens betydelse för religionsvetenskapen," Bibel- forskaren, X X X V (1918), pp. 1 3 6 — 1 3 7 . Here experience is defined as that which is valid, whether it be practical, theoretical, aesthetic, or religious experience. This is similar to defining reality, in the sense of content, as that which is real, in the normative sense. In Nygren's discussion with Einar Tegen, he emphasizes that the approach he makes, from the vantage point of validity to the philosophy of religion, avoids the question of the existence of God, or of any object of faith whatsoever.
That which is fundamental from the Christian point of view, however, is neither the perception nor the understanding response to other persons and ultimately of objects, but to God. It is true that man man's may attempt to understand his fellow men and also God in the same w a y that he understands nature. T o the extent that Schumann and Logstrup point this out, their analyses are helpful. It will be argued in that which follows that this must 29 Nygren is not of the opinion that such an approach to philosophy will unduly narrow its boundaries.