Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Judaism – III. New Testament – IV. History of Dogma – V. Dogmatics – VI. Ethics – VII. Ecumenics

I. Religious Studies

In European Christian theology the doctrine of merit (Lat. meritum) became a controversial subject, by which (at least on the Protestant side) it was thought possible to demonstrate with particular clarity the basic difference between Catholicism and Lutherani…

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Bergunder, Michael, Avemarie, Friedrich, Heiligenthal, Roman, Huxel, Kirsten and Sattler, Dorothea, “Merit”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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