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Jesus Christ
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1. General observations

“Jesus Christ” is not originally a name but the declaration that Jesus of Nazareth is the christós (Greek: “anointed,” Messiah) of God. As such, in the European modern era, Jesus Christ was a prominent figure in religious and cultural orientation. However, these orientations underwent far-reachin…

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Sparn, Walter, “Jesus Christ”, 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 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021633>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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