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Category “Guilt”

1. The essential notes of the category of guilt are two. For one, ‘guilt’ evinces the person as the author of a delinquency to whom the consequences of his or her actions must be ascribed even beyond the concrete deed. For another, ‘guilt’ indicates the instances before which the person becomes guilty. Guilt stands the person before a court of justice—God, others, and on…

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von Soosten, Joachim, “Guilt”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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