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I. Law – II. Religious Studies – III. Sociology and Social Ethics

I. Law

Potential for development is of the essence of human personality. The legal instruments that promote this development include the contract, understood as a bilateral or multilateral agreement governing a legal relationship, entered into by the parties. Mutual assent (consensus ad idem) of the parties to a contract has been constitutive since the beginning in both the ancient world and Judeo-Ch…

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Repgen, Tilman, Alles, Gregory D. and Pies, Ingo, “Contract”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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