Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Church History – III. Dogmatics – IV. Practical Theology – V. Missiology

I. Religious Studies

Confession and absolution, expressive of the substantiality of guilt (I) and the impact of the spoken word with its magico-ritual power, are among the “most widespread means of structured confrontation of the ego with itself” (Hahn & Knapp, 7). They appear already in tribal societ…

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Gerlitz, Peter, Ohst, Martin, Sattler, Dorothea, Root, Michael, Ivanov, Vladimir, Hennig, Gerhard and Jongeneel, Jan A.B., “Confession”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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