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Reception, Ecumenical
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1. Term and Usage

The English word “reception” traces its meaning back to Lat. recipio, which can be translated “receive, accept, allow.” With these several meanings it can include the notion of receiving or accepting externally from something or someone other.

“Reception” has become a technical term in several different areas. In legal history it denotes the process by which Roman law was adopted in the German lands during the 13th through 15th centuries. In literary criticism of th…

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Meyer, Harding and Rusch, William G., “Reception, Ecumenical”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.14>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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