Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Edited by: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad.

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The Vocabulary for the Study of Religion offers a unique overview of critical terms in the study of religion(s). This first dictionary in English covers a broad spectrum of theoretical topics used in the academic study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.

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Votive / Votum

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Author(s): Catherine M. Keesling
Abstract: A votive offering (or ex-voto) results from the fulfillment of a vow (Latin votum), a solemn promise to repay the divinity for a benefit conferred. The practice of dedicating offerings in sacred places by…