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Academic Study of Religion
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Religious Studies and Theology

1. The academic study of religion (Religionswissenschaft), or religious studies, appeared only in the last third of the nineteenth century. Being of such recent date, and disposing of such a limited number of academic chairs, it is not well established in the public consciousness. Not infrequently, the ‘…

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Junginger, Horst, “Academic Study of Religion”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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