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Cross/Crucifixion
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The ‘Crucifix Affair’

1. In the folk schools of Bavaria, a crucifix hangs over the chalkboard—a ‘Cross with the Nailed One,’ the suffering Christ. In 1995, a parental couple insisted that children not be required to gaze upon this mute sign of Christian faith unless they shared the faith. In the Weimar Constitution, they argued, and in the German Basic Law, the state had obliged itself to ‘neutrality of W…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Cross/Crucifixion”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00105>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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