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I. History of Religions – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Church History – V. Practical Theology and Liturgy

I. History of Religions

Many magical and religio-cultic rituals are associated with rubbing, spreading, sprinkling, or dousing persons and objects with fats, oils, or salves, but also with special waters. In addition to the cosmetic and medical uses of salves, the variou…

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Prenner, Karl, Willi-Plein, Ina, Mell, Ulrich, Köntgen, Ludger and Kranemann, Benedikt, “Anointing”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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