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I. Religious Studies

The term substitution, originating in the language of law, is used primarily in Christian theology, but it is well suited for use in religious studies as well, even though so far there has been no detailed systematic treatment of it. In the most general sense, we speak of substitution when the true subject affected or acting (God, an individual like the king, or a collective) is represented by another entity (a pers…

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Winter, Franz, Janowski, Bernd, Frey, Jörg, Schaede, Stephan, Pree, Helmuth and Link, Christoph, “Substitution”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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