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1. Old Testament and early Jewish apocalypticism.

Predestination refers traditionally to God’s foreordained final determination regarding the eschatological salvation or damnation of each individual. In this sense, it represents a subset of a universal notion of divine predetermination (Determinism and indeterminism: II) taken to its logical individual and soteriological extreme, as is found in both…

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Röhser, Günter, Link, Christian and Rudolph, Ulrich, “Predestination”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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