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Divine Judgment
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament – III. Early Judaism – IV. New Testament – V. Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

1. The judgment discussed here is not in response to a specific transgression or lapse on the part of an individual; it is a judgment upon his or her entire life, taking place only after death and determining the fate of the deceased in the next world. Because this notion implies the idea of a just recompense, it has the quality and function of a theodicy…

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Hjelde, Sigurd, Janowski, Bernd, Necker, Gerold, Zager, Werner and Stock, Konrad, “Divine Judgment”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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