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Dogmatics
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I. History – II. Systematics – III. Glaubenslehre (Doctrine of the Faith)

I. History

The term “dogmatics,” first used in the 17th century, refers to one of the oldest branches of theological endeavor: a coherent account of the content of the Christian proclamation, which in turn takes its orientation from the standard (“canonical”) paradigms of confession and proclamation. Other terms – “An exact exposition of the orthodox faith” (John of Damascus), “Sentences” (Peter…

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Herms, Eilert and Lange, Dietz, “Dogmatics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03796>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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