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The term “restoration” comes from Lat. restauro, “restore, rebuild, renew.” In the early modern period in Europe, “restoration” was normally used, as in classical Latin, for external reparation in the sense of keeping in repair or improving, especially buildings. But occasionally even in the 17th century, and then increasingly in the 19th, it took on the sense of cultural, int…

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Blessing, Werner K., “Restoration”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.61>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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