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Last Judgment
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I. History of Religions – II. Dogmatics – III. Art History

I. History of Religions

The Last Judgment is a divine judgment of all humankind that takes place at the end of time (End of the world). Unlike the particular judgment of each individual immediately after death, it is necessarily associated with the idea of universal history, which plays a fundamental role in Zoroastrianism (Zarathustra) as well as in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Here the understanding of reality is shaped by the eons of apo…

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Hjelde, Sigurd, Sauter, Gerhard and Klein, Peter K., “Last Judgment”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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