Religion Past and Present

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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics – III. Law

I. Dogmatics

Despite its central significance for the understanding of the human being, discussion about guilt in Christian theology at the present time has lost its importance. The criticism made by F. Nietzsche and S. Freud of the categorial function of guilt for the Christian religion has, through the psychologically interpreted definitions and effects of guilt, eclipsed the dogmatic adoption of the concept in dogmatics and its applicatio…

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Gräb-Schmidt, Elisabeth and Radtke, Henning, “Guilt”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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