Joachim Wach

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  • ''A sacrament is not unlike a symbol in that both consider physical phenomena or objects as representative of spiritual reality. But while the symbol is a significant image, the sacrament (washing, eating, drinking) is ... a "significant deed."''
    Joachim Wach (1898-1955), German-born U.S. religious historian. The Comparative Study of Religions, ch. 2, Columbia University Press (1958).
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