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I. Old Testament – II. New Testament – III. Fundamental Theology – IV. Philosophy of Religion – V. Religious Education and Preaching – VI. Judaism

I. Old Testament

A similitude (from Lat. similis, “like”; Ger. Gleichnis, “simile”) differs from a concise simile in its textological extent. A situation or event is visualized by comparison to an analogous situation or event in a different,…

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Wehrle, Josef, Kähler, Christoph, Pöttner, Martin, Sanders, Andy F., Wegenast, Klaus, Avemarie, Friedrich and Stemberger, Günter, “Parable”, 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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