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Obedience
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1. Concept

Obedience is a central but much debated concept in the Christian tradition. At the heart of the tradition is the idea that life should be lived in obedience to God’s will as expressed in God’s Word (Word of God). As the divine Word is always mediated or embodied in creaturely forms, however, discussion about obedience to God necessarily involves decisions about where and to what extent the ways, purposes, and comm…

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Bondolfi, Alberto and Stubbs, David L., “Obedience”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O15>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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