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“Property” is a basic concept in the ordering of human life in society to the extent that it is regulated and shaped in such a way that individuals, groups, and legal entities can own material goods or income-producing rights or goods. What counts as property in a society cannot be put in a single definition. There have always been many forms of property characterized by different spheres (landed, personal, income-producing), diff…

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Ulrich, Hans G., “Property”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.162>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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