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Co-existence, Religious,
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[German Version]

also known as “convivence,” which is derived from Span. convivencia and Port. convivência (“living together”). In medieval Spain, the latter denoted the peaceful coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims; in Latin-American liberation theology (I), it refers to the communal life and solidarity of the poor which arises from bonds of kinship or neighborly relations and which the base communities have adopted as a structure of ecclesial life (Freire).

The equivalent German term Konvivenz was introduced in German-speaking theology by Th. Sundermeier, wh…

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Feldtkeller, Andreas, “Co-existence, Religious,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12172>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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