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Reformation
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New Type of Religiosity

1. The Reformation radiating from Germany hosted a confluence of social, political, and religious developments. In terms of religion, the various motifs were focused through scriptural principles, and a teaching on justification. The criticism of the Church by that Church itself led to a collapse of the medieval concept of a unitary Christianity, the Corpus Christianum. Into its place stepped the co-existing confession…

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Leppin, Volker, “Reformation”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00386>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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