Religion Past and Present

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I. Antiquity – II. Church History – III. Theology in Greece

I. Antiquity

1. Religion

The model of Greek religion is of central importance to theology. In the tradition of the humanistic gymnasium study of the Christian religion even today presupposes knowledge of Greek religion. The Platonic conception in particular (by no means typical of Greek religion) constitutes the model against which the statements of the Bible are measured. G. Kittel's Theolo-gisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen T…

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Auffarth, Christoph, Hölscher, Fernande, Theodorou, Evangelos and Begzos, Marios, “Greece”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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