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Justification
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Words from both the Lat. iustitia (justice, justification, justify) and the Anglo-Saxon rightwise(n) (righteousness, declare or make righteous) are available in English to render terms from the single root ṣdq in Hebrew and the dikaio- word family in Greek. Accordingly, in English there are often separate treatments of “justification” and “righteousness” (e.g., R. B. Hays, J. Reumann). In German, as in many languages, the relevant terms Rechtfertigung and Gerechtigkeit are more closely related. This ar…

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Hübner, Hans and Marshall, Bruce D., “Justification”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J266>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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