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Word and Sacrament
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[German Version]

I. The Problem

The formula “word and sacrament” indicates a basic question in the theological doctrine of Signs as symbols of the death of Jesus. How does the cross become the “word” of the cross? What is meant by the church’s representation and presentation in action, when this “word” is effectively set forth, never only in word or sacrament, but in the overlapping of…

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Assel, Heinrich, “Word and Sacrament”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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