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Culture and Christianity
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The phrase “culture and Christianity” covers a broad and varied field that can be studied here only in terms of its relevance to fundamental theology and in light of the actual state of the discussion in the ecumenical world. Culture is the shaping of human existence in this world, while Christianity bears witness to the lordship of Jesus Christ that is not of this world, though fully oriented to it. A Christianity without culture or cultural impact is historically unknown and inconceivable. Co…

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Blaser, Klauspeter, “Culture and Christianity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1555>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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