Preface: The Conceptual Framework of the Brill Dictionary of Religion
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1. Religion in the Twenty-First Century

The End of Religion?

Well into the twentieth century, it has been the expectation of the majority of scholars that religions will sooner or later disappear from the modern world. Scholars based their expectation on the assumption that in the wake of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment the rational and scientific world-view would ultimately lead to a decline of religious truth-clai…

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Stuckrad, Kocku von, “Preface: The Conceptual Framework of the Brill Dictionary of Religion”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_preface>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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