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Death
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As in ancient culture in general, death in early Christianity appears as an anthropological constant and as the last threat to human life. Death can be understood as a termination of all (human) relationships; however, the belief in the resurrection of Jesus decisively chan…

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Schreiber (trans. Brian McNeil), Stefan, “Death”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000875>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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