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I. Religious Studies

In comparison with expiation (I), reconciliation is defined more specifically; as a rule, its goal is to restore a personal relationship undermined by guilt or sin. In reconciliation we are dealing with a category rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition that cannot be translated readily into other contexts. In comparison with Western Christianity, the understanding of rec…

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Hock, Klaus, Seybold, Klaus, Oegema, Gerbern S., Porter, Stanley E., Webster, John and Schlenke, Dorothee, “Reconciliation/Atonement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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