Freedom from the Self: Luther and Løgstrup on Sin as “Incurvatus in Se”

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Freedom from the Self: Luther and Løgstrup on Sin as “Incurvatus in Se”. / Rabjerg, Bjørn; Stern, Robert.

I: Open Theology, Bind 4, Nr. 1, 18.07.2018, s. 268-280.

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Rabjerg, Bjørn ; Stern, Robert. / Freedom from the Self: Luther and Løgstrup on Sin as “Incurvatus in Se”. I: Open Theology. 2018 ; Bind 4, Nr. 1. s. 268-280.

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