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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics

I. Dogmatics

“Imputation” (Lat. imputare, Gk λογίζεσθαι/logízesthai) specifies that the justification of the sinful person is through the effective judgment of God: God ascribes the righteousness of Christ to the sinner through faith. Human self-justification encounters the quite different righteousness of God which takes human sin upon itself and does away with it in Jesus Christ. This confrontation aims at a new relationship with G…

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Maurer, Ernstpeter and Huxel, Kirsten, “Imputation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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