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Church Discipline
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[German Version]

I. History – II. Church Law – III. Dogmatics – IV. Ethics – V. Missiology

I. History

1. Antiquity and Middle Ages

Because the faithful are supposed to “lead a life worthy of God” (1 Thess 2:12), the question of the ordering of the earthly Christian life and of the admonition of sinners has remained an object of active reflection since the founding of the first churches. Whereas admonition and invitation to rep…

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Friedeburg, Robert v., Sichelschmidt, Karla, Link, Christian and Jongeneel, Jan A.B., “Church Discipline”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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