Religion Past and Present

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I. Existential Conflicts – II. Social Conflicts – III. Theological Interpretation of Social Conflicts

The issue of conflict is relevant to theology from two perspectives, namely as an existential and as social conflict. The Christian interpretation of conflict attempts to elucidate both aspects.

I. Existential Conflicts

Paul describes existence as a conflict between the will to do good and the incapacity …

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Heesch, Matthias, “Conflict”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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