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Passion Piety
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is a form of Christian devotion centered on the passion and crucifixion of Jesus (Passion/Passion traditions). Commemoration of the end of Jesus’ life was always a living presence in the Christian community – despite the criticism of his manner of death by Jews and pagans (1 Cor 1:23), which in turn fostered the Christian interpretation of the cross (Cross/Crucifixion) as a trophy while also discouraging iconographic representation of the crucifixion until the early 5th century. Even so, Jesus’ suffering under Pontius Pilate, his crucifi…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Passion Piety”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124290>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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