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I. Religious Studies

Emphasis on the phenomenon known as obedience varies among religions, but wherever human beings are understood as hearers of a divine or sacred word obedience plays an important role as the claim of a higher, transhuman power on human beings. The religious will to obey presupposes prevailing over one’s own self-will for the sake of God or what is holy. The Enlighten-ment, whi…

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Gantke, Wolfgang, Beutler, Johannes, Slenczka, Notger, Schweitzer, Friedrich and Sieckmann, Jan-R., “Obedience”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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