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Kingdom of God, expectation of
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The early modern expectation of God’s kingdom (or God’s reign) is not a central theme of historical theology but rather of the history of piety and popular religion; only occasionally did it play a formative role in shaping theological concepts. The distinction between academic theological or philosophical reflection on the concept of the kingdom of God (e.g. in German Idealism) and imminent expectation of the kingdom of God with its consequenc…

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Kuhn, Thomas Konrad, “Kingdom of God, expectation of”, 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 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026345>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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