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The idea of Renaissance, or rebirth, has its roots in the longing for youthful renewal that comes when the present grows old and shows a need for reform. In the Christian tradition we find regeneration in the NT with respect to baptism and the Eucharist (Sacrament). In Italy in the 12th and 13th centuries, this sacramental idea o…

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Buck, August, “Renaissance”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.51>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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