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1. Biblical Aspects

1.1. General

Biblical history includes a rich theology of the city, which we might see as a parable of all human history and destiny in its vertical relation to God. From the first narratives in Genesis (4ff.) to their counterpart in Revelation (17ff.), the city is a central locus of the development of sinful humanity and of the drama of God’s action both in a response of judgment and in an initiative of grace and salvation.

1.2. Negative

Only when the age of innocence in the garden (Genesis …

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Editors, The, Schäfers, Bernhard and Grünberg, Wolfgang, “City”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C924>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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