Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Abstract: Guilt entails the idea of a debt one is obliged to repay. Legal or metaphysical guilt and psychological or experiential guilt need not correspond. One can be guilty but not feel it; one can feel it, but not be it. Guilt may be co…

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Donald Carveth, “Guilt”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000322>
First published online: 2016

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