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Fatherland
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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics

I. Dogmatics

Since the 18th century, terms such as fatherland, love for the fatherland and patriotism have played a central role in the proclamation of all Christian churches and in the discourse of academic theologians, and have also influenced debates on Jewish self-understanding at least since M. Mendelssohn. In view of the striking methodical reticence of scholarship in church history and the history of theolo…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Fatherland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025281>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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