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Generation Contract
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[German Version]

In the broad sense, the generation contract entails every sort of responsible provision and consideration by one generation for the subsequent generations. Every generation is dependent on the acquisitions and savings of its predecessors and assumes the responsibility for the future well-being of its offspring through its own acquisitions and savings. This applies not only to assets, but also to forms of social life, educational and cultural background of whatever origin (both psy…

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Herms, Eilert, “Generation Contract”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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