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Confession of Sins
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“Confession” refers to an acknowledgment of sin by an individual or a group, made either privately or publicly. Its various forms include (1) individual private prayer (spoken or unspoken); (2) spoken confession by individuals to a priest, followed by individual or group absolution; (3) spoken confession by an individual or by a group in the presence of the whole congregation; and (4) general confession by a priest (minister) or by the whole c…

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Campbell, Alastair V. and Tellini, Gianfranco, “Confession of Sins”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1108>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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