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Secular and Religious Power

1. a) As Jesus is interrogated before Pilate as to whether he has planned an overthrow of Roman rule, the Roman governor asks him: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answers (in John 18:33–19:30): “My kin…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Government/Rule/Politics/State”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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