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Disputation, religious
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The term religious disputation covers a variety of forms of communication based on biblical and early Christian models and intended to overcome religious disagreement through communication. Basic types include the admonishment of an erring brother (preliminary to exclusion from the community, Matt 18:15-27; Tit 3:10), the presentation of the truth of the faith to nonbelievers (Paul’s speech at the Areopagus, Act…

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Vogel, Lothar, “Disputation, religious”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026533>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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