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In theol., the theory (drawn from Eph. 1:10, “gather together,” literally “recapitulate”) that the Logos* in His state of humiliation went through all experiences of the life of a sinner in order to purge man's sinfulness by His sinlessness; see also Irenaeus. In pedagogy, the theory that a human being must grow through all biological and social experiences of the human race, acc. to the theory of evolution, in order to reach maturity. See also Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August.

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