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Ascension of Christ
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. History of Dogma and Dogmatics – V. Art History – VI. Judaism

I. Religious Studies

The attempt to ascend to the abode of the gods is associated with myths and expressions of the impossible (Deut 30:12; Prov 30:4) and of presumption (Isa 14:13f.; the Aloads, Bellerophon). Nevertheless divine help empowers (Wind, cloud, wings, Angels) guarantors of knowledge (the olde…

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Zeller, Dieter, Schmitt, Armin, Boring, M. Eugene, Farrow, Douglas B., Mühling-Schlapkohl, Markus, Stock, Alex and Wandrey, Irina, “Ascension of Christ”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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