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Religionless Christianity
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1. Background

Many attempts have been made since the Enlightenment to differentiate essential Christianity from (1) the church and from (2) religion. Regarding the former, R. Rothe in 1862 raised the question whether, if Christ were again to come among us incognito, many of those who cannot accept the church’s confession would not feel attracted to him and be unwilling to forsake him, whereas many of those in the church would…

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Gremmels, Christian, “Religionless Christianity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.40>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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