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I. Philosophy – II. History and Church History

I. Philosophy

1. Terminology

Communism (<Lat. communis, “common”) denotes (a) notions of a future social order in which private ownership is abolished and the means of production are owned collectively and administered by agencies of society. Consumption, i.e. the distribution of goods and services, is also regulated by collective distribution of the goods produced by society on the basis of its members' material and…

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Jähnichen, Traugott, “Communism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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