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Consensus
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Derived from the Latin, the term “consensus” suggests agreement, union, and harmony. In anthropology it is used for the unity of the senses and perception that influences the will and the conscience. In social philosophy it denotes public opinion and common sense and expresses the desire for agreement in intrahuman relations and common enterprises. The reference may be to basic agreements or to the result of a s…

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Frieling, Reinhard, “Consensus”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1213>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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