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The term “reconciliation” has been an important one in Christian theology, although it is used sparingly in the NT. It is most prominent in 2 Cor. 5:18–21. God has restored to himself the relationship with the world that human transgressions had irretrievably broken. Reconciliation really involves a new creation, in which a person “is in Christ” (2 Cor. 5:17; New Self). God accomplished this new creation by redeeming the world “in Christ.”

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Sauter, Gerhard, “Reconciliation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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