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I. Religious Studies – II. Bible – III. Dogmatics – IV. Ethics

I. Religious Studies

While (re)conciliation as an instrument for reaching an amicable settlement in a lawsuit has echoes of the legal dimension of expiation, the meaning of expiation (appeasement, pacification) refers first of all to the (re)establishment of an undisturbed state or of a “sound” relationship. In contrast to atonement (Reconciliation: II), which is essentially rooted in Jewish and Christian notions…

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Hock, Klaus, Janowski, Bernd, Günter, Röhser, Stolina, Ralf and Stroh, Ralf, “Expiation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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