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I. History of Religions – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Judaism – V. Christianity

I. History of Religions

Immediate and comprehensive solidarity appertains only in the most elementary form of human society (in the “family,” which can be variously structured according to culture); all other forms of solidarity are “artificial,” determined by more or less explicit rules; one can subsume this under the term “cove…

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Stolz, Fritz, Gertz, Jan Christian, Backhaus, Knut, Sanders, E.P., Amir, Yehoyada and Fergusson, David, “Covenant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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