Religion Past and Present

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I. History of Religions – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics

I. History of Religions

As a theological category, damnation belongs primarily in the context of the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The etymology of the term itself connotes a local and a judicial dimension: the punishment of expulsion to a real or imaginary place as an exclusion from salvation, either limited or unlimited in time. There are several areas of tension in all three…

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Hock, Klaus, Sarot, Marcel and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Damnation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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