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I. General

The terms partner and partnership refer in the first instance to enterprises in the economic sphere, but then also to deep personal relationship and specific forms of interaction (sports, games, dancing). In a more general sense, we can speak of partnership between territorial entities (e.g. cities) and institutions (e.g. churches). A fundamental element of a partnership is the ongoing autono…

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Oberdorfer, Bernd, “Partnership”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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